Francesco Piemontesi

Francesco Piemontesi

Francesco Piemontesi

Francesco Piemontesi is a pianist of exceptional refinement of expression allied to a consummate technical skill.

Biography

Francesco Piemontesi - piano

Francesco Piemontesi appears with major ensembles worldwide: Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony, DSO and RSB Berlin, SWR, NDR and Frankfurt Radio Orchestras, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Danish National Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has performed with conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Ivan Fischer, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Charles Dutoit, Manfred Honeck, Marek Janowski, Neeme Järvi, Sir Mark Elder, Ton Koopman, and Sir Roger Norrington.

Piemontesi is a natural chamber musician, playing with a variety of partners, including the Emerson Quartet, Renaud and Gautier Capuçon, Clemens Hagen, Angelika Kirchschlager, and Daniel Müller-Schott. In solo recital he has appeared in prestigious venues including London Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York, Berlin Philharmonie, Zürich Tonhalle, Vienna Konzerthaus and Musikverein.

Born in Locarno, Piemontesi studied with Arie Vardi before working with Alfred Brendel, Murray Perahia, Cécile Ousset, and Alexis Weissenberg. He rose to international prominence with prizes at major competitions including the 2007 Queen Elisabeth Competition, and was a BBC New Generation Artist from 2009 to 2011.