Piemontesi, Francesco

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, 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 such internationally recognized venues as the Schleswig‐Holstein, Ruhr, Rheingau, Ludwigsburg and Roque d'Anthéron Festivals and at the Martha Argerich Project and can look back on performances at the Philharmonie in Berlin, Carnegie Hall in New York, Musikverein in Vienna, Philharmonie in Munich and Tonhalle in Zurich. He has played as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Belgian National Orchestra, Tonkünstler Orchestra, London Mozart Players and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra collaborating with such conductors as Lawrence Foster, Mikhail Pletnev, Christoph Poppen, Dimitry Kitajenko, Vassily Petrenko and Bruno Weil.

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