Francesco is considered one of the most promising young performers of his generation.
He has been highly commended by 2005 Grammy Award Winner David Russell as a `first class´ guitarist with security and confidence in his playing, as well as technical excellence and by the great guitarist, composer and musicologist Angelo Gilardino, multiple award winner Italian guitarist.
Francesco has played in important venues such as the Duke´s Hall and the Bolivar Hall in London, Amnesty International in Perugia and the Teatro degli Avvaloranti for the 4 th Right Profit Guitar Festival in Citta´ della Pieve organized by the “David and Maria Russell” Right Profit Association, where he gave a very successful performance of the Concerto in D by Castelnuovo-Tedesco with the Tokushima Bunri University Orchestra from Tokyo conducted by the famous Italian conductor Tonino Battista.
He also made his highly-acclaimed Asian debut in Japan in and Hong Kong, playing in some of the most important concert halls of the countries including the Nikkei Hall in Tokyo, the Handa City’s Planetarium, the Yamaha Hall in Hamamatsu, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts’ Concert Hall and the St. John’s Cathedral.
Currently based in Asia, Francesco is a highly accomplished classical guitarist that is ideal for hotel residencies, events and functions in Asia.
Classical solo venue 1
Giuliani: Grand Overture Op. 61
Satie: Gnossienne No.1
Rodrigo: Invocación y Danza for Guitar “Hommage a M de Falla”
Baden-Powell: El Ultimo Porto, Vals sem Nome, A Lenda do Abaete
Falla: Homenaje “Le tombeau de Claude Debussy”
Sainz de la Maza: Campanas del’Alba
Handel: Passacaille (transcr.: David Russell)
Broca: Pensamiento Espanol
Domeniconi: Koyunbaba Op.19
World Music – modern solo venue
Sainz de la Maza: Campañas del Alba
Sabicas: Farruca, Malaguena, Zapateado en Re
Sagreras: El Colibri
Barrios: Arroyos de la Alhambra
Sainz de la Maza: Petenera, Zapateado
Barrios Mangoré: Mazurka Appassionata
Turina: Homenaje a Tárrega for Guitar, Op. 69
Baden-Powell: Vals Sem Nome, Retrato Brazileiro, A Lenda do Abaete, Prelude in A minor, Simplesmente
Classical solo venue 2
Mantovani: Adagio (Tremolo)
Bach: Violin Sonata No.2 in A Minor BWV 1003 (Transcr.: Francesco)
Martin: Quatre Pieces Breves
Regondi: Introduction et Caprice Op.23
Tárrega: Capricho Arabe, Recuerdos de la Alhambra, Gran Jota
Guitar and Orchestra
Arnold: Serenade for Guitar and Strings Op.50
Bach: Concerto for Violin No.1 in A minor BWV 1041 (transcr.: Francesco)
Brouwer: Concierto Elegiaco
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Concerto No.1 in D Major Op.99
Giuliani: Concerto No.3 in F Major Op.70
Piazzolla: Double Concerto for Bandoneon and Guitar
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Torroba: Concierto de Castilla
Vivaldi: Lute Concerto in D major RV 93 (Transcr.: Francesco)
Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in C Major RV 425 (Transcr.: Francesco)