Francesco Di Fiore

Born in Palermo, Italy, he begins his musical studies in his hometown, graduating in piano in 1989.

From 1987 he studies composition and related subjects with maestro Eliodoro Sollima. From 1990 he studies harpsichord at Conservatory of Music in Palermo. Later, in 1992, he studies in Vienna, Austria, with maestro Harald Ossberger.

In 1993 he is awarded with a scholarship by Czech Republic government, to attend maestro Peter Toperczer classes at National Music Academy in Prague, where he lives from 1993 to 1995.

Between 1989 and 1991 he attends several piano and chamber music masterclasses, in Italy and abroad, held by eminent teachers. Among the most noteworthy masterclasses there are the biennial laboratory on W. A. Mozart piano works held by maestro Eliodoro Sollima at Sicilian Chamber Orchestra and the laboratory on interpretation of contemporary chamber music held by professors Augusto Vismara and Eliodoro Sollima.

In 1992 he studies interpretation of chamber and baroque music on ancient and reproduced instruments (Renaissance and Baroque period).

He begins his concert career in 1986, precisely in piano duo formation. This leads him to perform in countless international theatres and concert halls. He performed hundreds of concerts for important institutions in Italy and abroad, more specifically in Austria, France, Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, USA, China, performing at the beginning classical repertoire and then especially contemporary repertoire and his own compositions.

He collaborated with illustrious musicians the likes of Giovanni Sollima, Damiano Binetti, Bruno Canino, Mario Crispi, Gliarchiensemble, William Susman, Douwe Eisenga, Neil Campbell, Matteo Sommacal, Marco Betta, Erika Tazawa, Zofo Duet, Olivia Kieffer, Robert Gutter, Trio Rospigliosi and others.

He has been awarded as absolute winner in some piano competitions in Italy and won “XV Internationales Kammermusik Festival Austria Waldviertel” in 1993 in Horn, Austria.

From 1990 to 2004 he has been artistic director at “Associazione Philarmonia Centro Iniziative Musicali”. He was artistic director and organiser of eight editions of “Settimana Musicale”, three editions of “Primavera Musicale”, three concert series, three editions of piano competition “S. Pintacuda”.

He is author of contemporary postmodern postminimalist music. His production includes instrumental compositions, stage music and soundtracks.

2011 is the year of the unique project called “Miniature”, which engaged audience worldwide from the web by posting one new piano composition per week, for a total of 53 pieces and 207 minutes of music, shared for free in his website. This project attracted many artists and enthusiasts from all over the world.

His music is often performed and recorded by international renowned soloists and ensembles and his works are regularly performed in concerts all around the world.

He records with Dutch Label Zefir Records and his most recent album “Pianosequenza – Piano Music In Film” received many recognitions and has been counted in the top five of the best contemporary albums released in 2015, by the authoritative Italian newspaper “Il Manifesto”.

He regularly collaborates with video artist Valeria Di Matteo, creating together many projects, real performances of music and visual art.