Carlo Francesco Defranceschi

Written on 02/11/2020
Cristiano Porqueddu

Carlo Francesco Defranceschi is a composer and multi-player.

Grown within a musical background (his mother was a French contralto singer), Carlo Francesco attended the Conservatoire 'Giuseppe Verdi' in Turin where he took both a Composition, a Piano and a Clarinet Diploma with honours. He also attended some Contemporary Composition Masters in Mantua, at the local Conservatoire. He improved his musical education thanks to a National Specialization Master to refine his jazz technique in Busto Arsizio. While he was carrying out his musical studies, Carlo Francesco also graduated in Philosophy with theoretical and logical-mathematical orientation at the University of Turin.

He has been rewarded in several International Composition Contests. Since the academic year 2006/2007, he is a music master at the Conservatoire ‘Lucio Campiani’ in Mantua and, currently, he works together with conservatoires and music schools in Lombardia, Veneto, Abruzzo and Sicily.
For years 2017-19 he is a member of the ‘ANTONIO SALIERI CRITICAL EDITION’.

His contemporary music compositions for the piano, harpsichord, organ, classical guitar, wind and string ensembles, choir and orchestra have been recorded by famous performers. According to the Jazz Italia Notes magazine, in 2006 his quartet was placed fifth in the Top Ten of the Italian Jazz Groups. Carlo Francesco Defranceschi's musical works are more 200, with 7 different International Musical Editions.

The next important première are 'Stabat Mater par un agnostique, pour soprano, contralto, chœur et orchestre' in Japan and 'Moby Dick' Lyric Opera in Russia.