Alfredo Franco

Written on 02/11/2020
Cristiano Porqueddu

Born in Torino in 1967, Alfredo Franco experiences several non-classical musical contexts in his youth before studying classical guitar; he subsequently deepens his musical competences in the historical and critical fields at the Dams faculty of the Universtiy of Turin (Department for Art, Music and Theatre).

The choice to abandon the concert activity leads to the decision to study composition, which has been his primary commitment in the recent years and gets concrete in the writing of a series of guitar works performed (Carnegie Hall in New York, Miami Classical Guitar Society, Musiche in mostra, Brescia chitarra festival, Festival internazionale della chitarra di Lagonegro, Zielona Góra, Festival corde d'autunno di Milano, etc.) and recorded by valuable interpreters (Cristiano Porqueddu, Alberto Mesirca, Duo Giulio Tampalini and Joanna Klisowska, Patrik Kleemola, Marcello Rivelli, Ermanno Brignolo, Leonardo de Marchi, Sergio Sorrentino, Duo Giri, Duo Scarlatti) and released on CD (Novecento Guitar Sonatinas, Cristiano Porqueddu - Brilliant Classics; Cahier des chansons anciennes nn. 1 e 2, Marcello Rivelli, Ermanno Brignolo – dotguitar; Music from a parallel world vol.4, Sergio Sorrentino - Map).