This October, Francesco appears in the main recital halls in Berlin and Zurich, presenting a new and wide-ranging programme which pairs composers of the ‘Wiener Klassik’ era, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, with the contemporary sounds of Karlheinz Stockhausen.

In Berlin, on the 11 October he makes his debut at the Berliner Philharmoniker recital series at the Kammermusiksaal: the programme features Haydn’s Variationes in F minor Hob. XVII:6, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata op.109 and 110, and Mozart’s Fantasy in D minor KV397, which he recorded for his Piano Works disc on Naïve, juxtaposed to Stockhausen’s Klavierstück IX and V.

The same programme is performed at the Tonhalle in Zurich on the 15 October, where Francesco returns after performing there earlier this year with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and Sir Roger Norrington.