Francesco returns to the Philharmonia Orchestra at the end of November, giving two concerts with the orchestra at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, and London’s Royal Festival Hall on 30 November and 1 December. Francesco performs Ravel Piano Concerto under the baton of Nicholas Collon, with whom he gave a critically acclaimed performance at the BBC Proms in 2015:
“The highlight [was] Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.26… [The] combination of the sweetly childlike and the intellectually questing reached its height in a first-movement cadenza… that saw Collon partnering Piemontesi on tinkling celeste. This was pure Magic Flute, and echoes of Mozart’s operatic swansong cast an autumnal glow over the rest of a magical performance.”
Times, August 2015
Francesco then travels to France to give a recital at the Auditorium de Louvre on 8 December, before returning to London to continue his Mozart Odyssey at Wigmore Hall on 15 December.