Francesco Di Fiore


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Francesco Di Fiore, pianist and composer, was born in Palermo. He studied in Austria with Harald Ossberger, in the Czech Republic, at the National Academy of Music, with Peter Toperczer and in Italy with Eliodoro Sollima and Bruno Canino. In 1986 he started his concert career performing hundreds of concerts worldwide. He appears regularly at international festivals presenting his compositions and also music by other contemporary composers.
Alongside music for piano, his compositions include chamber and orchestral music and film soundtracks. A large segment of its production also consists of music for the theatre, having composed more than 30 scores for theatre productions, both classical and contemporary. In 2011 he created an original and enormous project called Miniature 2011 in which he composed a new piece each week and presented it on the internet. The project yielded 53 compositions totalling around 210 minutes of new music.

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  • 12 April 2016

    “Quattro Canti” guitar concerto World Première

    Quattro Canti (Four Songs) for guitar and orchestra, dedicated to guitarist Lapo Vannucci, will be premiered next June 2 in Vidin, Bulgaria. Lapo Vannucci, guitar, and the Vidin Symphony Orchestra directed by Robert Gutter.

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  • 7 March 2016
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    The Concerto Trilogy

    Francesco just finished his new Pianoconcerto, the Concerto Trilogy is now complete with this third section. The project consists of two solo concertos, for piano and for guitar and orchestra, and a double concerto, already premiered in 2015, for guitar, piano and orchestra.

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  • 12 January 2016

    Rhythm of Silence: new CD released

    January 8, 2016 Belarca Records has released a new album, Rhythm of Silence, with Japanese pianist Erika Tazawa.

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    September 08 , 2016"Un Qualsiasi Notturno" for solo marimba *

    Olivia Kieffer, marimba

    * world premiere

    Falany Hall
    Reinhardt University
    Waleska, GA (USA)
    June 10 , 2016VISUAL PIANO

    Francesco Di Fiore, piano
    Valeria Di Matteo, visuals
    Music by Glass, Nyman, Susman, Eisenga, Di Fiore, Betta

    Prins Hendrikdok
    Concert op binnenvaartschip door
    Middelburg, NL
    June 02 , 2016QUATTRO CANTI (Four Songs), guitar and orchestra

    Lapo Vannucci, guitar
    Vidin Sinfonietta
    Robert Gutter, conductor
    * World Premiere

    Sinfionietta Vidin
    Sinfonietta Vidin Music Hall
    Vidin, BG
    * required