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Francesco Piemontesi

Born in 1983 in Switzerland, Francesco Piemontesi studied with Nora Doallo in Lugano and with Arie Vardi at the Hanover University of music. Alongside his studies he gained valuable inspiration from his work with Alfred Brendel, Cécile Ousset, Murray Perahia, Mitsuko Uchida and Alexis Weissenberg.

He is the recipient of numerous international prizes, including the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and a 2009 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship. In September 2009, BBC named Francesco one of its „New Generation Artists". Francesco Piemontesi has made guest appearances at the BBC Proms, Lucerne Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, City of London Festival, Martha Argerich Project, Cheltenham, Ruhr, Rheingau, Schubertiade Hohenems, Bad Kissingen, Roque d'Anthéron Festivals.


He has played as soloist with the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Bournemouth Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, the Zurich and Vienna Chamber Orchestras, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne collaborating with conductors as Zubin Mehta, Marek Janowski, Jiri Belohlavek, Sakari Oramo, Lawrence Foster, Mikhail Pletnev, Christoph Poppen, Vassily Sinaisky, Vassily Petrenko, Thierry Fischer and Jean-Claude Casadesus.


Francesco nurtures a special artistic interest in chamber music. He has played with Yuri Bashmet, Renaud und Gautier Capuçon, Bruno Giuranna, Daniel Müller-Schott, Emmanuel Pahud, Heinrich Schiff, Jörg Widmann and the Ebène quartet.

«Jedes Konzert sollte unvergesslich sein»

Der Tessiner Pianist Francesco Piemontesi macht seit Jahren weltweit Karriere – ganz ohne medialen Rumm


Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 4.2.2021

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