Francesco Fournier Facio

He was born in Rome on the 8th of July 1996. He currently studies composition with Riccardo Panfili and has attended masterclasses led by composers Fabio Vacchi and Luca Lombardi. In 2010 he attended courses in composition (with Peter Copley) and salsa music (with Bosco de Oliveira) at the Dartington International Summer School and in 2012 he was an unenrolled student in Giorgio Battistelli’s composition course at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena. In August 2012, in Buenos Aires, the Argentinian Orquesta Juvenil del Bicentenario, led by Eduardo Hubert, performed in Buenos Aires the world premiere of Fournier’s El Grito del Ángel for string orchestra and percussion. In June 2013 the Accademia Filarmonica Romana commissioned him a new piece for soprano and ensemble, …and be lost like me , to be performed at its Music Festival Il bosco di Eros, where it was world-premiered by the Imago Sonora Ensemble. In the same year he attended Luis Bacalov’s composition for film course at the Accademia Chigiana di Siena; as well as a composition masterclass at the Université de Montréal taught by Fabio Vacchi and Jean-Jacques Nattiez. Fournier also plays keyboards in two rock bands. Between 2011 and 2013 he wrote 7 nocturnes and 7 preludes, a selection of which is presented in this album.

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