Watch Francesco perform live on Takt1 from Schinkel Pavillon

Francesco will be performing a series of live streamed concerts over the coming weeks on digital platform Takt1. Takt1 brings French chamber music to the living room from the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin where Francesco will perform. The livestream is a co-production with Naxos Audiovisuell, PARS Media and Schinkel Pavillon. The first performance was on […]

Information regarding cancelled performances

Due to restrictions brought into place because of COVID-19, the following engagements have been cancelled:   March 15 2020, Das Frankfurter Opern – und Museumsorchester | Alte Oper Frankfurt March 16 2020, Das Frankfurter Opern – und Museumsorchester | Alte Oper Frankfurt March 17 2020, Das Frankfurter Opern – und Museumsorchester | Heinrich-Lades-Halle March 23 2020, Leverkusen | Erholungshaus Leverkusen March 24 2020, Wuppertal | Historische Stadthalle […]

Francesco makes debut with Utah Symphony

Francesco makes his debut with the Utah Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Thierry Fischer at Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah. Performing over 2 consecutive nights on 21 & 22 of February, Francesco will perform R. Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54, in a programme that also includes works by Messiaen and Beethoven. […]

Francesco performs Brahms with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Towards the end of last month, Francesco performed Brahms Piano Concerto No.2 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Under the baton of Kazuki Yamada, the conductor had paired the piece alongside Schumann Symphony No.2. Francesco now looks ahead to 3 consecutive dates with the Minnesota Orchestra at Orchestra Hall in […]

Francesco performs Brahms with Czech Philharmonic

Earlier this month Francesco performed at Rudolfinum, Prague, in three concerts with the Czech Philharmonic conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado. The programme featured Brahms Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major, Op.83. Francesco’s next performance will be at Opéra de Reims, France, on 8 January 2020 where he will perform Schubert Piano Sonata in D Major, Op.53 and Liszt Saint Francis of […]

Salzburg Festival

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 […]

Strauss in Seoul

Francesco returns to South Korea in June for two concerts with the Seoul Philharmonic and conductor Asher Fisch on 5 and 6 June. After Fisch opens the concert with Schumann’s Genoveva Overture, Francesco joins the orchestra for two rarely played pieces for piano and orchestra: Cesar Franck’s Variations symphoniques and Richard Strauss’ Burleske. Strauss composed […]

Britten, Prokofiev, Shostakovich: The Cello Sonatas

Francesco and Daniel Muller-Schott release a collection of cello sonatas including pieces by Britten, Porkofiev and Shostakovich. The new album offers three works that sum up several chapters of 20th c. Soviet history that go far beyond just the music. Sergei Prokofiev displays a masterful serenity in his songlike Sonata in C, op. 119, composed […]

“Wit and imagination”

Francesco’s performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the Hallé Orchestra was praised by the local press in Manchester this November. This was Francesco’s second collaboration with the orchestra after his captivating debut last season, returning to interpret some of Beethoven’s earlier work. He’s superbly equipped technically, but, more importantly, has wit and imagination that he can […]

“A refined, probing, uncompromising intelligence”: the Spectator on Francesco

British magazine the Spectator published a feature on Francesco ahead of his Proms concert with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in August. Focusing on Francesco’s recording of Schumann’s Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor (Claves 2009), writer Damian Thompson praises him as a pianist of “refined, probing, uncompromising intelligence”, comparing his approach to the […]