Francesco joins the Orchestre de Paris and conductor Jérémie Rhorer at the Philharmonie de Paris on 5 April for his debut concert with the orchestra. Francesco performs Schumann Piano Concerto, which he and Rhorer performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London in 2015. He also recorded the concerto with the BBC Symphony Orchestra for Naïve Records in 2013.

Later in the month, Francesco performs Dvořák Piano Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia in Vigo and Coruña on 20 and 21 April, after which he performs Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 at the Konzerthaus Berlin in a hommage to his former teacher, Alfred Brendel.