Pianist, educator and cultural ambassador Angelo Rondello’s playing has been described as “fascinating, enthralling, magnetic” (Philippine Star), and “a true tour-de-force such as not often encountered.” (Classical Voice of North Carolina). His work as soloist, chamber musician, and teacher has brought him to Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Norway, Italy, Hungary and throughout the USA. A champion of living composers, he has commissioned works by, collaborated with, and/or performed US/foreign/world premieres of works by such notable composers as Knut Vaage, Samuel Jones, Gordon Chin, Szilard Kovacs and others. In Seattle, he has performed with North Corner Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Modern Orchestra, Philharmonia NW, Lake Union Civic Orchestra, Cascade Symphony, Seattle Festival Orchestra and others.
Founder and director of Music Exchange International, Angelo’s cultural diplomacy work has created cultural exchanges that have brought musicians from around the world to perform and teach in the United States, and has showcased American performers and composers in numerous countries abroad. Recent MEI projects include a concert tour to Seattle’s sister cities, a collaboration with Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Seattle and Philharmonia NW that brought over 100 musicians from US, Canada & Taiwan to together at Benaroya Hall. He was a part of an official delegation from the City of Seattle, visiting Kobe, Japan, to celebrate the cities’ 60th anniversary of sister city relations, performing works by Japanese and American composers.
A sought after educator, Angelo teaches privately in Seattle and Bellevue, working with talented students of all ages, who are regular winners of local and regional competitions. He is a frequent adjudicator and competition juror and teaches masterclasses at universities, private studios and festivals throughout the world.