Season 21 / 22: slowly returning to normal

After a very challenging period for many artists, Francesco is delighted that the concert schedule is slowly returning to normal for the 2021 / 2022 season. Highlights of the season in Europe include performances with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Budapest Festival Orchestra, RAI Torino, Wiener Symphoniker, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, London Philharmonic, DSO Berlin, Radio […]

“A life’s dream, realized” Francesco to make his Berlin Philharmonic debut

Looking ahead to the 2020/21 season while the current calendar is on pause, Francesco is delighted to announce a string of exciting engagements. Beginning in September, Francesco will make his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic, performing Mozart’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595. The orchestra will be lead […]

Swiss Tour

Francesco embarks on a tour of Switzerland this month, starting in Bern on 5 November, Zurich on 8 November, Lugano on 10 November and finishing in Luzern on 13 and 14 November. The first three dates feature Francesco performing Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor, Op.11 with Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia under […]

Francesco performs in recital at Wigmore Hall

Earlier this month Francesco performed at Wigmore Hall, London, as part of his Schubert series in the 2019/20 season. The programme featured Schubert 4 Impromptus, D.899, Op.90 and Schubert Piano Sonata in D major, D.850, Op.53 ‘Gasteiner’. Classical Source described his performance as follows: “Piemontesi’s unfussy, rarely flamboyant style is a good fit, opening the floodgates […]

Schubert Last Piano Sonatas – Debut Pentatone release

On 20 September, Francesco released ‘Schubert Last Piano Sonatas’ on Pentatone, his debut on the label. Click here to purchase, stream and download the album. After years of engagement with these extraordinary works, the long musical journey that connects Francesco to Schubert’s music is reflected in these recordings. The works themselves are arguably among the most […]

Francesco performs at the Salzburg Festival on 10 and 11 August, joining Andrew Manze and the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg for their all-Mozart programme, playing Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in B flat, K.595. Francesco has performed with Andrew Manze a number of times this season, including his debut at the Boston Symphony Orchestra in April […]

Francesco opens the Festival de Lanaudière

Francesco begins July with two performances at the Festival de Lanaudière, Canada’s largest music festival. On 5 July, he joins Alain Altinoglu and the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal to open the festival with a performance of Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1. He follows it with a solo recital on 9 July, performing his critically acclaimed programme of […]

Francesco performs in recital at the Nohant Chopin Festival

Francesco returns to France this month to perform in recital at the Nohant Chopin Festival on 16 June. Nohant was the home of the writer (and Chopin’s lover) George Sands, and Chopin and Sands spent summers there between 1839 and 1846. Chopin composed many works at Sands’ house, including his Polonaise in A-flat major. The […]

Francesco performs in recital at Lincoln Center

Francesco begins two weeks of concerts in the United States on 19 May when he performs in recital at Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series. His wide-ranging programme begins with Bach’s Italian Concerto and also features Book II of Debussy’s Images and Rachmaninov Piano Sonata No.2. He gives a further two recitals the following week, this […]

Francesco’s recording of Années de pèlerinage: Deuxième Année out now

Francesco’s new recording of the second part of Liszt’s Années de Pèlerinage, ‘Deuxième Année: Italy’ is out now on Orfeo International. The title Années de Pèlerinage refers to Goethe’s famous Romantic novels Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship and Wilhelm Meister’s Journeyman Years. Liszt prefaced many of his pieces with passages from Schiller, Byron or Senancour, firmly placing […]