Samuel Baldi

Born in Pisa on 2 July 1993, obtained the diploma of Vecchio ordinamento in 2014 and the second level master academic diploma with full marks and honors in 2019 in Percussion Instruments at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “Pietro Mascagni” of Livorno under the guidance of Maestro Gionata Faralli.

He has collaborated with prestigious Italian and foreign orchestras including the Rijeka Symphony Orchestra at the Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc, the ORT (orchestra regionale), the theater orchestra Petruzzelli di Bari, OGI (the Italian youth orchestra), the J. Futura Symphony Orchestra and the Young Musician European Orchestra, and has performed under the direction of internationally renowned maestros such as Daniele Rustioni, Jeffrey Tate, John Axelrod, Paolo Olmi, Wayne Marshall, Ville Matvejeff, Kalle Kuusava, Yordan Kamdzhalov, Leonid Grin, James Meena and Tae Jung Lee.

He has participated as a soloist, orchestra professor and master collaborator at
national and international festivals including the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi, Rijeka 2020 European Capital of Culture, Festival of Nations Città di Castello, the Bologna Festival, Effetto Serre, Diffrazioni Festival, FirenzeSuonaContemporanea, the Inaudito Festival, Livorno Music Festival and Summer Music Festival (Pula, Croatia).

He currently works as a percussionist at the Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc in Rijeka (Croatia).

He has collaborated with the American composer Stephen Dembski, Norwegian percussionist and Composer Daniel Berg and the flutist Roberto Fabbriciani. He has also played duets with the flutist Désirée Del Santo, with whom he performed in concert world premieres.

He has made records for the SONY, Atopos and Giunti labels.