About the Festival


FESTIVAL DATES: AUGUST 3-17, 2023 (arrival on August 2, departure on August 18)



Todi International Music Masters is a Piano Festival founded by Antonio Pompa-Baldi, a world renown concert pianist and piano professor. We are excited to announce that the next festival takes place from August 3 to 17, 2023. Students must plan to arrive in Todi on August 2, and depart on August 18.

As always, for the 2023 Edition of TIMM, all active festival participants will perform with orchestra and in solo recitals, if they choose to do so. Concert pianists and pedagogues of international renown will be working with advanced piano students in public master classes. Every individual, one-on-one lesson is open to every participant. Attendance of as many classes as possible is highly encouraged. Students will be selected based on a submitted video of their playing, via a YouTube link (Youku is acceptable, as well). There are no age limits for participation. Minors must be accompanied by a parent, teacher, or adult supervisor.


Our goal is to create a fantastic learning experience for all our participants, through great lessons, insightful masterclasses, inspiring concerts by our Masters, and performance opportunities for our students, including playing with an orchestral ensemble. 


This video from 2017 capture the essence of what we strive to accomplish:



Explore our roster of amazing international concert artists and pedagogues who will be teaching masterclasses at TIMM 2023!

Photo by Jing He

Our Mission

T.I.M.M. is organized with the needs of our participants in mind. What makes a great festival? We believe it’s the exchange of ideas, close contact and guidance from great teachers, and ample practice time for students to test new ideas and apply them right away to their performances. Our students always come first, and at TIMM we never forget that simple fact.

The faculty and staff at TIMM , and indeed the environment itself, encourage an atmosphere of friendship, collegiality, and inclusion which helps our students bond and feel part of a big family.

The beautiful town of Todi, and its gorgeous surroundings, will make for a unique learning opportunity in an exquisitely artistic and inspiring environment. While immersing themselves in music, our participants will also have the unique experience of walking the streets of medieval Todi, surrounded by centuries-old architecture, and in many cases, incredible buildings and churches dating from over a thousand years ago. In addition to being beautiful, Todi is also a very safe town, and the local gastronomy is world class. So, without hesitation, join us!



For musical questions, please contact us at timm@todimusicmasters.com or via WeChat: TODIMUSICMASTERS.

For questions related to the logistics, traveling or staying in Todi, please contact Mr. Luigi Minucci at luigi.minucci@wellanguage.com



Scholarship Awards for 2023 Edition!

The “Annamaria Pennella” scholarship for outstanding talent

Consisting of €500 donated by Orazio Maione in honor of his mother, the late great pianist and pedagogue Annamaria Pennella, to honor her memory and celebrate what would have been her 100th birthday.

Read about Annamaria Pennella

The William “Maestro” Bruno Santo Merit Scholarship

Consisting of $750, this scholarship is donated by William “Maestro” Bruno Santo, and awarded by the Festival’s Artistic Director.

Read about William “Maestro” Bruno Santo

The “Vincenzo & Mariangela Santo” Merit Scholarship

Consisting of $750, this scholarship is donated by William “Maestro Bruno” Santo in honor of his Parents, and awarded by the Festival’s Artistic Director.

Read about Vincenzo & Mariangela Santo

The William “Maestro” Bruno Santo Merit Scholarship

Consisting of $300, donated and awarded by William “Maestro” Bruno Santo

Alicia de Larrocha Memorial Prize

Scholarship award given by Alicia Torra de Larrocha in honor of her mother, the late, great Spanish pianist. The prize is given also in celebration of Alicia de Larrocha’s decades-long friendship with Maestro Eduardo Delgado. It will be awarded to a young talent showing great promise for a future career. The recipient of the Alicia de Larrocha Memorial prize will receive €300 and a Diploma, and is going to be announced during the closing ceremony of the Festival, the evening of August 17th.

Ginastera Prize

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the great Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera’s passing. Thanks to the generosity of his daughter, Georgina Ginastera, TIMM 2023 participants can win the Ginastera Prize. The Prize consists of €300 and a Diploma. In order to be considered for the Ginastera Prize, participants must perform an original Ginastera piece for solo piano, of their own choice and of any duration, but not to exceed 15 minutes, in occasion of their shared solo recital. Participants who choose to compete for the Ginastera Prize must submit the repertoire on their application form. The recipient of the Ginastera Prize will be announced during the closing ceremony of the Festival, the evening of August 17th.