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Charisse Baldoria

Pianist, Composer

Philippine-born pianist Charisse Baldoria fuses Western pianism with her Southeast Asian and Hispanic heritage and integrates various art forms into a concert experience. 

 

From Godowsky's Java Suite for solo piano, to Lou Harrison's chamber music combined with the Ramayana epic in dance against a video backdrop, to composing art songs inspired by female poets, Charisse's programs are virtuosic, unique, and engaging. 

Check out the site of this international prize-winning artist.

Music

Latest Releases

 
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Gamelan on Piano

"Rarely has the piano’s staggering range of sonic texture been so aptly explored as pianist Charisse Baldoria does on this most unique project." (Morning Call)

"Impressive, sensitive performances…" (Fanfare)

Inspired by the gong-chime music of Indonesia and the Philippines, this album features works for solo piano and chamber music by composers from Europe, North America, New Zealand, and the Philippines. Includes the music of Debussy, Godowsky, Lou Harrison, Colin McPhee, Gareth Farr, and the world premiere recording of Philippine National Artist Ramon P. Santos' Gong-An suite (world premiere). 

Sample album here
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Evocación

"…Her playing of standard works is equal to that of the artists who have preceded her…" (Fanfare)

"Like Yuja Wang, Baldoria is petite but possessed of a strong, confident technique…" (Fanfare)

Evocación is a summoning of passion, memory, and the imagination. From Falla's flamenco fantasy to Piazzolla's intoxicating tangos, from Albéniz' virtuoso portraits of Spain to Scarlatti and Buencamino's Spanish and Argentine transformations, this album of dance and song seeks to evoke time and place, memory and experience--both real and imagined. 

Live Performances

 

Bio

A prizewinner of international competitions and former Fulbright scholar from the Philippines, pianist Charisse Baldoria has performed on five continents, establishing a career as a pianist with multidisciplinary interests.

 

Events

  • Solo Recital in Jamestown, Rhode Island
    Sun, Apr 19
    St. Matthew's Episcopal Church
    Apr 19, 2020, 2:00 PM EDT
    St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI 02835, USA
    Charisse will play Godowsky's Java Suite [CANCELED due to the Coronavirus]
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  • Solo Recital at Gorell Recital Hall, Indiana, PA
    Mon, Apr 06
    Gorrell Recital Hall, Indiana University
    Apr 06, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT
    Gorrell Recital Hall, Indiana University, 414 S 11th St, Indiana, PA 15701, USA
    Charisse will play Godowsky's Java Suite at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
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  • Masterclass at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Sun, Apr 05
    Cogswell Hall, Indiana University
    Apr 05, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT
    Cogswell Hall, Indiana University, 414 S 11th St, Indiana, PA 15701, USA
    Dr. Baldoria will give a masterclass to piano majors at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
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  • Beethoven's Choral Fantasy
    Sat, Apr 04
    Haas Center for the Performing Arts
    Apr 04, 2020, 7:30 PM EDT
    Haas Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, USA
    Charisse will be the soloist for Beethoven's Fantasy for piano, vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra, Op. 80. Considered a forerunner of the ninth symphony, it also has concerto-like effects and showcases improvisatory bravura style prefiguring Liszt. [CANCELED due to the Coronavirus]
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  • Paper Presentation: Godowsky in Asia
    Sat, Mar 28
    Cornish College of the Arts - Kerry Hall
    Mar 28, 2020, 3:15 PM PDT
    Cornish College of the Arts - Kerry Hall, 710 E Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102, USA
    Dr. Baldoria will present a paper on virtuoso pianist-composer's Leopold Godowky's time in Asia in the 1920s, titled "Godowsky in Asia: Concerts in Japan, China, and Colonial Southeast Asia." [CANCELED due to the Coronavirus]
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  • Performance at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
    Sat, Mar 28
    Cornish College of the Arts - Kerry Hall
    Mar 28, 2020, 1:30 PM PDT
    Cornish College of the Arts - Kerry Hall, 710 E Roy St, Seattle, WA 98102, USA
    Charisse will perform pieces from Godowsky's Java Suite at the Cornish College of the Arts as part of the College Music Society Pacific Northwest Conference. [CANCELED due to the Coronavirus]
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  • Masterclass at the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
    Thu, Mar 26
    University of Puget Sound Music Building
    Mar 26, 2020, 6:00 PM PDT
    University of Puget Sound Music Building, 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, WA 98416, USA
    Dr. Baldoria gives a masterclass at the University of Puget Sound School of Music [CANCELED due to the Coronavirus]
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  • Solo Recital at Hunter College, NYC
    Thu, Nov 14
    Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College
    Nov 14, 2019, 8:00 PM
    Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College, 695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Dr. Baldoria will give a solo piano recital at Hunter College in New York performing Java Suite by Leopold Godowsky.
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  • Solo Recital at William Paterson University, NJ
    Thu, Oct 17
    Shea Center for the Performing Arts
    Oct 17, 2019, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
    Shea Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470, USA
    Dr. Baldoria will perform Java Suite by Leopold Godowsky.
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  • Seattle International Piano Competition Bach Festival (Juror)
    Sun, Sep 29
    Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
    Sep 29, 2019, 9:00 AM PDT
    Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, 4800 139th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98006, USA
    Dr. Baldoria will judge the 2019 Bach Festival of the Seattle International Piano Competition.
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Photography

Charisse's wanderlust, passion for culture, love of nature, and penchant for freezing moments into still images led to cultivating a photography hobby over the decades. Learning from a fully manual Canon F-1 SLR, she worked with slide, color, and black-and-white film before turning digital. The following are samples of her digital endeavors. Please check back for more.

Flute
Violin Players
Lake Te Anau in the Sunset
Playing Piano
Violin Shop
Golden Marble
Orchestra
Clarinet in orchestra
Surface Sound
Strips Psychic
Milford Sound, New Zealand
Taal Volcano, Taal Lake
 

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