Winner at a very young age of the some of most important international
competitions - Busoni di Bolzano, Chopin di Varsavia, William Kapell
del Maryland - Baglini also won, at only 24 years of age, the grand
prize at the World Music Piano Master di Montecarlo with the unanimous
consensus of the jury.
Guest of the most prestigious festivals
around the world - La Roque d' Anthéron Loeckenhaus, Yokohama Piano
Festival, Australian Chamber Music Festival, Benedetti Michelangeli di
Bergamo e Brescia - he is regularly invited by the most important
international musical institutions as a soloist or as part of chamber
orchestras: Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Kennedy Center in Washington,
the Louvre Auditorium, and the Gasteig in Munich.
As a soloist with
famous orchestras such as Philarmonique of Montecarlo, Sinfonica of
Barcelona, Zurich Kammer Orchestra, Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan, the
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, he has collaborated with conductors like
Emmanuel Krivine, Armin Jordan, Howard Griffiths, Donato Renzetti,
His interpretations have been appreciated and praised by the international critics:
wold have dreamed that one day we would hear a pianist so close in both
sound and spirit to Alfred Cortot...plus Baglini's sound is deep; crisp
and round at the same time and full of dynamics. A culture of sound
very rare these days. A real presence on stage." Alain Lompech (Le
"...A real pianist, an authentic musician, a name to remember..." Pierre Petit (Le Figaro)
BAGLINI : Piano with Emotion. Cecilia Porter (Washington Post).
".... One of the most significant Chopin performers in the next ten / twelve years ...." Robert Vroon (American Record Guide).
has a significant discography that includes two versions of the 27
Studies by Frederyk Chopin, both played with original instrumens from
the 19th century, and with a modern piano (Phoneix Classics).
In 2005 he started to record the complete works for piano by Bach - Busoni, edited by Tudor (to be completed in 2008).
He released a dvd for Kashima Productions of the Concerto No. 1, op. 11 by Chopin with New Japan Philarmonic Orchestra.
versatile interpreter, Baglini has a vast repertory that ranges from
William Byrd to contemporary music, with strong roots in the music of
Chopin, in addition to having an abiding interest in the musical
technique and language of the harpischord and the fortepiano.
2006, Azio Corghi dedicated his Suite d' après cinq chansons d' élite
to the duo of Silvia Chiesa - Maurizio Baglini. It was recorded
immediately by the two musicians for the record label Concerto and
published by BMG Ricordi.
In December 2007 he was the only
Italian pianist to be invited to the 100-year celebration of the Salle
Gaveau in Paris, an evening that was broadcast on the prestigious
channel France 3. There were, among others, such notable participants
as Martha Argerich, Nelson Freire, and Jean Marc Luisada.
9, 2008, he was the main guest on the television program Toute la
Musique qu' ils aiment, presented by Alain Duault on the France 3
station, the most prestigious French television channel dedicated to
Recently he has published the entire body of work for piano by Rolf Urs Ringger (Tudor) which includes five unreleased works.
2008 he performed Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the Musée d'Orsay of
Paris, playing the arrangement for piano by Franz Liszt and accompanied
by the Radio France Chorus. The program was directed by Matthias
Brauer and broadcast live on the France Musique channel.
2008 he published the works of Camille Saint Saëns for cello and piano
along with Silvia Chiesa for the prestigious musical review Amadeus.
March 2009, in Pordenone and Trieste, he will perform the first-ever
Concert for Piano and Orchestra by the dearly departed composer
Giuseppe Molinari with the Friuli Venezia Giulia Orchestra.
Baglini, along with his friend Stefan Giesen, conceived and created the
first edition of the Amiata Piano Festival in 2005, with the intention
of creating an atmosphere in which as many people as possible could be
a part of this cultural experience in one of the loveliest and most
inspiring regions of Italy, the Alta Maremma. Thanks to the success of
the first two editions of the festival and the desire to expand the
reaches of the festival's message, the structure was changed in 2007 to
allow for the creation of different musical events all linked together
under the same banner of the Amiata Piano Festival. This structural
change allowed Maurizio Baglini to create the Dionysus Festival of
Music, Art, and Multimedia, a production that takes place in the
impressive environment of the Castle and the Cantina of Collemassari
and which intends to place an international spotlight on this
particularly beautiful and interesting region of Italy.