Francesco Fortunato, pianist, composer and conductor, born in 1990, graduated in piano in 2018 with full marks and honors from the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “P.I. Tchaikovsky “by Nocera Terinese (CZ) under the guidance of Maestro Valentina Currenti, and in 2019 he graduated brilliantly in conducting at the same institute under the guidance of Maestro Filippo Arlia. To date he is enrolled in composition course, under the guidance of maestro Livio Bollani.

He attended several advanced courses, including the Campus Afam, the International Piano Campus Varallo (VC) and the Naxos Winter Camp. His artistic training has been enriched by courses and master classes with professors such as Filippo Arlia (piano), Leonardo Suarez Paz (chamber music), Anatoly Levin (conductor), Andrea Talmelli (composition) and others.

Winner of national and international music competitions, he recently won the third prize at the “Egidio Carella” International Composition Competition (Val Tidone International Music Competition 2018) and the first Prize at the “Alessandro Longo” International Piano Competition, Giardini Naxos (ME).

He has held piano recitals, concerts as conductor, composer of songs performed by renowned musicians and soundtracks for films and short films, climbing on the stage of numerous theaters and concert halls, from the Ateneo of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Calabria to the Teatro Sociale di Stradella.

His artistic production includes the publication of five albums for piano and orchestra.

He is professor of piano and composition at the A.N. Skrjabin Academy of Vibo Valentia (Italy).