Francesco Senese

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Francesco Senese, violinist




Born in 1976, Francesco Senese began studying violin at the Roberto Goitre School of Music in Colico when he was seven years old. He continued his studies at the “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory in Como where he received his diploma with the highest honors.
At fourteen he participated in master classes held by important, internationally renowned teachers such as C.Romano, S.Georghiu, B.Senofsky, S.Kravchenko, G.Carmignola, K.Blacher. From 1994 to 2000 he studied under Sergej Krylov and from 2000 to 2005 under Pavel Vernikov in Italy and Herman Krebbers in Holland.
He won the Absolute First Prize in numerous national and international competitions.
He has performed as a soloist in various Italian cities such as Sora, during the “Giovani Talenti” Festival doing Mozart’s Concerto K 216 with the Acquila Chamber Orchestra, or Milan, where he performed for the “Società dei Concerti” in the Conservatory’s Puccini Hall, and Bari, at the Union Circle of the Petruzzelli Theater for the “Accademia dei Cameristi”. He has also performed abroad, in Germany, at Wolfegg during the town’s Concert Season and at the Gasteig in Munich, in South America at the Salesian Fathers’ Polytechnical University of Ecuador and in Holland at the Holland Music Sessions.
In a chamber music context he collaborates with important musicians such as violinists P.Vernikov, S.Krylov, S.Sitkovesky, violists S.Braconi, D. Rossi, W. Christ and V.Mendelssohn, cellists M.Rousi, E. Bronzi and U. Clerici, the clarinettist J.Krejci, the trumpet player G.Cassone, the guitarist E. Segre, the horn player A. Allegrini, pianists L. de Fusco, I.Golan, E. Pace, G.Andaloro, O. Kern, R.Cominati, P.N.Masi, M.Baglini and S. Iaconis, with whom he has performed regularly in duo since1997.
In 2004 he was a member of the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra and with them he played under the direction of important conductors such as Levine, Gergiev, Temirkanov, Jarvi, and Dutoit. He was also invited to become a part of the UBS Verbier Chamber Orchestra, a select group of the best musicians chosen from those in the orchestra.
In 2005 he was concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra of Rome, and also of the Orchestra Promusica of Pistoia. In that same year he founded the Colico Festival “Musica sull’Acqua” on Lake Como, of which he is still the Artistic Director.
Since 2006 he is a member of the Orchestra Mozart of Bologna conducted by Claudio Abbado, performing also in the concerts of the “Soloists of the Orchestra Mozart”. Since the 2007-08 Season, at the personal invitation of Maestro Abbado, he has also become a member of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
He collaborates as assistant concertmaster with the Orchestra of the Scala Theater in Milan, the Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Italy, and the Chamber Orchestra of Mantova.
He is a founding member of the Kaleido Ensemble, a group with varying geometry, with which he has approached a vast repertory of chamber music together with some of the most interesting Italian and European musicians in the field today.
In January 2009, at the invitation of Claudio Abbado and Diego Matheuz, he was called to explore and participate in the activities of the Children’s and Young People’s Orchestra System of Venezuela, performing in Caracas as a soloist with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra in the Concerto in D minor Op.47 by Sibelius, conducted by Maestro Matheuz.
At the same time he held master classes for the musicians of the Children’s and Young People’s Orchestra System of Venezuela.
In the same year he also appeared as a soloist performing the Concerto in E minor Op.64 by Mendelsshon as well as Vivaldi’s Quattro Stagioni with the “ Cameristi della Scala” , in a concert broadcast live on television, organized by the Italian Embassy in the Reception Hall of the city of Belgrade.


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