Luciano Berio – Sequenza XI (1988) for guitar
Marco Momi – Quattro Nudi (2014/2018)
Elliott Carter – Shard (1997)
Simon Steen-Andersen: in-side-out-side-in… (2001)
Simon Steen-Andersen: Beloved Brother (two movements from J.S. Bach’s Capriccio in Bb)
Born in 1996, Francesco Palmieri is an Italian classical and electric guitarist.
His artistic practice ranges from classical authors to contemporary music, free improvisation and music theatre, performing concerts on classical and electric guitars, mandolin and banjo, with fixed media, live-electronics and video.
He graduated in 2017 with honors and honorable mention at the Conservatoire “G.B. Pergolesi” of Fermo under the guidance of Claudio Marcotulli. Then he attended the “III Master en Interpretación de Guitarra Clásica” at the University “Pablo de Olavide” of Seville, held by Francisco Bernier, Zoran Dukic, Antonio Duro, Pablo Marquez, Lorenzo Micheli, Paolo Pegoraro and Judicael Perroy. In the meantime he attended masterclasses with Carlo Marchione, Olivier Chassain, Thomas Muller-Pering among others.
At 17 he debuted as a soloist with the orchestra of the Conservatoire “G.B. Pergolesi” at the “Teatro dell’Aquila” in Fermo, receiving consequently the scholarship “Lina Cinque”.
He gave concerts as a soloist, in various chamber music groups and with orchestra in multiple occasions, including “Rassegna di Giovani Musicisti” in Nuoro, Festival “Federico Cesi” in Spello, Bevagna and within “Casa Menotti” of Spoleto, 2nd Survey “Giovani Promesse” in Montegranaro, in the “Centro Studi Osvaldo Licini” of Monte Vidon Corrado, in the “Generationenhaus” of Bern, in the “Kongresshaus” of Biel and in the “Sala Casella” of the Accademia Filarmonica Romana in Rome.
In 2016 he won a scholarship for the Workshop “Research-Led Performance. The guitar in the work of Mauricio Kagel, Giacomo Manzoni and Fausto Romitelli”, organized by the Institute of Music of the Giorgio Cini Foundation of Venice in cooperation with the Orpheus Institute of Ghent.
In 2019 he became the first guitarist to receive the 1st prize at the prestigious International Competition for Interpretation of Contemporary Music “Valentino Bucchi” in Rome.
As a winner of the Call for Guitar Players launched by the Internationalen Musikinstitut Darmstadt (IMD), in 2020 he is going to perform a world premiere by Elena Rykova for 6 e-guitars and electronics at the Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik and at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse.
Since September 2018 he is collaborating with the composer Simon Steen-Andersen on the CD “Drownwords” dedicated to his complete work for guitar. It will be released by Contrastes Records (UK) in spring 2020 and sees the participation of the percussionist Brian Archinal and the Vertigo Ensemble conducted by Lennart Dohms.
He is currently attending the Master of Arts in Music Performance at the Hochschule der Künste of Bern with Elena Càsoli. In the last year of study, he received important scholarships from the Haiku Stiftung, Giovanni Iviglia Stiftung and the Christine Fromer Stiftung.