Angelo Rondello

Angelo Rondello

Angelo Rondello has been described as “fascinating, enthralling, magnetic...a virtuoso matching...tremendous, overwhelming complexities...with fiery passion” (The Philippine Star) and "a true tour-de-force such as not often encountered." (Classical Voice of North Carolina). His recording of Schumann's Symphonic Etudes was hailed by American Record Guide as “wonderfully effective and makes Rondello one of the leading exponents of Schumann’s opus.”

Equally adept as a teacher and as a performer, Rondello’s one-of-a-kind presentation style deepens his audiences' understanding of what they hear in great music. Through engaging commentary, expertly curated programming, and an in-depth knowledge of the piano repertoire, he tells the story of the music he performs with unparalleled insight and poignancy. His unique presentations range from explorations of eras and composers to cultural voices and emotional realms. His programs have included: Dreams & Nightmares; Romance at the Keyboard; Tales, Fables & Poetry and The American Piano: a Musical Journey From 1820 to Present, among others. He is also a regular performer of children’s programs, including Fantasies, Fairy Tales & Fair Maidens, and Animal Fair.

Rondello gave his New York debut in the Trinity/St. Paul Concert Series, and has performed throughout the US and in Southeast Asia as a pianist and teacher. He was featured as a "Rising Artist of Asia" at the 2011 Federation of Asian Cultural Promoters Conference, and performed at Philamlife Auditorium in Manila with conductor Aries Caces in Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto. He has since performed and taught throughout the Philippines to critical acclaim. He has appeared on CUNY TV, featuring a performance of the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto no. 2, as well as WFMT FM, KING FM, KZAZ FM, and KUGS FM among others, as both a subject of interview and in studio recordings.   His playing of Bach was featured in the award winning film Die Martins Passion.  In 2013, he performed Charles-Valentin Alkan’s Concerto da camera no. 2 with the St. James Cathedral Chamber Orchestra, in commemoration of the composer’s bicentennial anniversary. Rondello is also a regular performer at the Clayton Piano Festival, Campbell University, and the University of the Philippines. He recently gave his Chicago recital debut at the Chicago Cultural Center, as a part of the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series, which was broadcast live on WFMT Chicago and across the globe online.

A native of Bellingham, WA, Rondello began studying music at age five, and by his early teens, he was concertizing regularly.  As a child, he studied at the Seattle Conservatory of Music, and in 2000 moved to New York City, where he completed his musical training, studying at the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, and the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College.  His teachers included Mark Salman, Jeffrey Biegel, Nina Svetlanova, Zitta Zohar, and David Dubal.