Christian Baldini

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Christian Baldini (Argentine, Italian and American) is a composer and conductor based in California. His compositions have been recorded on the Pretal label, and commissioned by and performed by orchestras and ensembles around the world, including the Munich Radio Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lorraine (France), Southbank Sinfonia (London), Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Israel Contemporary Players, and the New York New Music Ensemble. Baldini is internationally recognized as a conductor that brings a fresh approach, depth and commitment to every performance with “a keen ear for detail” (The Scotsman). He has conducted opera at the English National Opera (London), Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), Aldeburgh Festival (England), and has served as assistant conductor with the San Francisco Symphony and BBC Symphony Orchestra. His guest conducting engagements include the North Netherlands Symphony (broadcast live, from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam), National Symphony Orchestra (of Argentina and Portugal), San Francisco Symphony, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Orquesta de Cámara de Chile, and the Florida Orchestra. Deeply committed to the education of young musicians, Baldini has conducted the South African National Youth Orchestra, and is the Barbara K. Jackson Professor of Conducting at the University of California, where he has conducted groundbreaking cycles including music by Luciano Berio, György Ligeti and Edgard Varèse. Baldini has conducted over 100 world premieres, collaborating closely with composers Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Thomas Adès, Brian Ferneyhough, Oscar Strasnoy and Steven Stucky. Baldini's Mozart CD recording for Linn conducting the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and soprano Elizabeth Watts was distinguished by the international press, including 5-stars reviews and the "Recording of the Month" distinction by the BBC Music Magazine. Since 2009 he is the Barbara K. Jackson Chair of Orchestra Conducting and the Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra at the University of California, Davis. Since 2012, he serves as Music Director of the Camellia Symphony Orchestra in California's capital city, Sacramento.
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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Symphony Orchestra


Elapsing twilight shades (2012)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Ménage à Trois (2011)
Forest Ella (2007)
Che ci chiama e che si chiama (2006)

Solo Instrument


Mercurial (2010)
Whismsical Spheres (2009)
Colori notturni (2006)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


As if Making a Confession (2008)
Bluish Fire (2008)
Folding Space (2008)