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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

 

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). 

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.

Fall in Pennsylvania
Waterfall in Autumn
Lake Te Anau in the Sunset
Pennsylvania Winter
Country Fair
Dancers in Bali
Sunrise
Sayan Ridge, Bali
Balancing Act
Summer Fun
Milford Sound, New Zealand
Taal Volcano, Taal Lake
 

Contact

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