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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Antonio Pompa-Baldi

Pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi Courtesy of artist / Diane Saldick agency

When Antonio Pompa-Baldi was four years old, his mother signed him up for piano lessons, but the teacher told Antonio he was too young. Antonio burst into tears, and then went on to prove himself. Now 40 years later, he has made a lively career for himself as a pianist. On today's show, we'll hear from a recent concert Antonio Pompa-Baldi gave during the Southeastern Piano Festival, in Columbia, South Carolina.

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