Francesco makes an appearance at the Gstaad Menuhin Fesitval in August, performing works by Mozart, Schubert and Liszt in recital at the Church of Saint-Nicolas de Myre on 22 August 2016. He performs the same programme in Spain on 24 August at the Estiu musical 2016 a Santa Cristina d’Aro.

Francesco makes his third festival appearance of the month on 30 August when he performs Schubert Piano Sonata in C minor, D.958 and Piano Sonata in A major, D.959 at the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg Festival.