Francesco makes his debut at the Verbier Festival on 26 July with a solo recital at the Église de Verbier. Francesco’s programme for the recital features works by Mozart and Liszt, as well as Debussy’s Préludes. His 2015 Naïve recording of the Préludes was highly acclaimed:

“[Piemontesi] has the deftness of touch to create the necessary colours for Feux d’artifices or the half-shadings of Brouillards. In a crowded field with many classic performances, Piemontesi brings a new perspective.”
Five stars, BBC Music Magazine, June 2016

“Francesco Piemontesi is a seriously classy presence on the international scene.”
Primephonic, May 2016

“[Piemontesi] is as robust as his mentor in capturing the jazzy rhythms of Minstrels, the cakewalky swagger of General Lavine and the homages to Stravinsky in Brouillards and Les Tierces alternées, but his delicacy is spellbinding… his Cathédrale engloutie rises from the sea with majestic grandeur and mystery.”
Sunday Times, November 2015