Bao, 23, received 85.2 points to share third prize with five other contestants, representing the Republic of Korea, Japan, Poland and Australia. Forty contestants from many countries and territories competed for the prize.
Setareh Tabatabai Shafii from Iran won first prize in the category, with 98.8 points.
Bao is studying in a masters course at the Franz Liszt Academy. In 2010, he won second prize at the International Piano contest in Vietnam.
The Roma International Piano Competition includes categories for soloists under ages 19 and 25, and for four-handed duos and two-piano duos for those under age 34.