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Not just a concert artist: Francesca Dego is also the artistic director of the Gravedona Chamber Music Festival and writes regularly for music magazines including BBC Music Magazine and The Strad

"Personality, intonation and outstanding brilliance ..." (Il Sole 24 Ore)

Francesca Dego she is one of the most acclaimed violinists on the international concert scene.
Among the commitments of 21/22 a long tour in Japan with the NHK Symphony conducted by Fabio Luisi, Bernstein's Serenade at the Fenice in Venice, the debut with the Orchester de Chambre de Lausanne and the returns to the BBC Symphony, the Ulster Orchestra , the Hallé and the Verdi Orchestra of Milan. In the coming months he will make his debut at the Kennedy Center in Washington with the National Symphony and Krzysztof Urbanski, in Paris with the Orchester des Champs-Élysées and Philippe Herreweghe, with the Indianapolis Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony, the Sofia Philharmonic, RTÉ of Dublin and the 'Orquesta de Castilla y León.
Francesca records exclusively with Chandos Records and her most recent release of Mozart's Violin Concerts conducted by Sir Roger Norrington with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra has been met with unanimous critical acclaim, including the BBC Music Magazine 5 * 'Record of the month '.
Other recordings include the concertos by Paganini and Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Daniele Rustioni, the record "Il Cannone", recorded with Paganini's violin and the complete violin sonatas by Beethoven and Capricci by Paganini, for Deutsche Grammophon.
Francesca is regularly invited by major orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic, Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne, Tokyo Metropolitan and Tokyo Symphony at the Suntory Hall, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and all the major Italian orchestras, Orquesta de Sevilla and Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana at the Palau de le Arts, Auckland Philharmonia, Oviedo Philharmonia, Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, alongside great conductors including Sir Roger Norrington, Fabio Luisi, Lionel Bringuier, Dalia Stasevska, Christopher Hogwood, Yoel Levi, Donato Renzetti, Grant Llewellyn, Wayne Marshall, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Diego Matheuz, Shlomo Mintz, Gemma New, Jader Bignamini, Jonathon Heyward, Alpesh Chauhan and Xian Zhang.
Refined chamber musician, she is artistic director of the Gravedona Chamber Music Festival on Lake Como and plays with colleagues of the caliber of Salvatore Accardo, Alessandro Carbonare, Nerek Hakhnazaryan, Jan Lisiecki, Mischa Maisky, Antonio Meneses, Edgar Moreau, Daniel Müller-Schott, Martin Owen , Francesco Piemontesi, Alessandro Taverna, Roman Simovic and with the pianist Francesca Leonardi with whom she has been collaborating for 17 years and with whom she has recently performed at the Louvre in Paris, at the Salle Moliere in Lyon, NCPA in Beijing, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago.
Always passionate about new music, Francesca is dedicatee, among others, to the works of Michael Nyman, Carlo Boccadoro, Cristian Carrara, Nicola Campogrande and Marco Taralli.
She regularly writes for music magazines including BBC Music Magazine, The Strad and Strings Magazine, and is the author of a monthly column on Suonare News and the book “Tra le note. Classic: 24 interpretations "(Mondadori 2019).
Francesca lives in London and plays a precious Francesco Ruggeri violin (Cremona 1697).
(Photocredit Davide Cerati)
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