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“I like to work with Francesca Dego. She has an impeccable technique, but also a striking way of dealing with the stylistic issues of a Concerto."
Sir Roger Norrington

 
 

BIO

Celebrated for her sonorous tone, compelling interpretations and flawless technique, Francesca Dego is one of the most sought after young violinists on the international scene. Signed in 2012 by Deutsche Grammophon, she released her highly anticipated first concerto disc featuring works by Paganini and Wolf-Ferrari alongside the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Daniele Rustioni in 2017, garnering widespread praise. Autumn 2018 sees the release of her latest recital disc ‘Suite Italienne’, in which she pays homage to the aesthetic and influence of twentieth-century Italian musical style.

Born in Lecco, Italy, to Italian and American parents, Francesca regularly appears with major orchestras worldwide, and recent and forthcoming highlights include performances with the Philharmonia, Hallé, Ulster, Royal Philharmonic and Royal Scottish National Orchestras, Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, Tokyo Metropolitan and Tokyo Symphony Orchestras, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Orquesta de Sevilla and de la Comunitat Valenciana at Palau de les Arts, Auckland Philharmonia, Het Gelders Orkest and the Orkest van het Oosten. In her home country she regularly collaborates with ensembles such as the Orchestra della Toscana, with whom she tours to Munich, Bregenz and Linz in spring 2019, Milan’s “La Verdi” Orchestra, Parma’s Filarmonica Toscanini, the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano, and the Genova, Bari, Bologna, Trieste, Verona and La Fenice Venice Theatre Orchestras.

Her international career to date has allowed Francesca to work alongside many esteemed conductors, Karen Durgaryan, Christopher Franklin, Paul Goodwin, Christopher Hogwood, Yoel Levi, Grant Llewellyn, Wayne Marshall, Diego Matheuz, Shlomo Mintz, Gemma New, Sir Roger Norrington, Daniele Rustioni, Dalia Stasevska and Xian Zhang, to name a few. An outstanding collaborative artist, Francesca thrives in chamber settings, and instrumentalists with whom she has performed include Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Giuranna, Mahan Esfahani, Piers Lane, Jan Lisiecki, Mischa Maisky, Antonio Meneses, Domenico Nordio, Martin Owen and Kathryn Stott, as well as her regular recital partner, pianist Francesca Leonardi. Summer 2018 saw the inaugural season of the Gravedona Chamber Music Festival at Lake Como, a celebration co-founded by Francesca. In the 2018/19 season, chamber collaborations and recitals take her to Athens, Beirut, Ede, Pisa, Rome, Siena, Turin and Venice, among others.  

Francesca is the winner of numerous national and international competitions, and in 2008 attracted widespread attention for being the first Italian female prize-winner of the renowned “Paganini Competition” in Genoa since 1961. In addition she was awarded the “Enrico Costa” prize for having been the youngest finalist. She was selected to perform as soloist at the 2014 and 2015 Remembrance Day concerts in Rome, broadcast worldwide by RAI. In June 2014 she performed at Rio de Janeiro’s Teatro Municipal at the opening of the Football World Cup in Brazil. She is a frequent contributor to specialist music magazines, penning a monthly column for Suonare News among others, and has written articles and option pieces for the BBC and Classical Music Magazines, The Strad, Musical Opinion and Strings Magazine.

Francesca is based in London, and plays on a precious Francesco Ruggeri violin (Cremona 1697) and the ex-Ricci Guarneri del Gesù (Cremona 1734) courtesy of Florian Leonhard Fine Violins. She is supported by Comitato Nazionale Italiano Musica (CIDIM), SIAE, S’Illumina and MiBACT.

 

This biography is valid for use until August 2019. We update our biographies regularly and ask that they are not altered without permission. For updated versions, please e-mail: tom.wood@hazardchase.co.uk


NEWS

RECORDINGS

RESPIGHI | STRAVINSKY | CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO  SUITE ITALIENNE Francesca Dego, violin Francesca Leonardi, piano 2018 Deutsche Grammophon UPC 00028948172979   buy

RESPIGHI | STRAVINSKY | CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO
SUITE ITALIENNE
Francesca Dego, violin
Francesca Leonardi, piano
2018 Deutsche Grammophon
UPC 00028948172979

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PAGANINI | WOLF-FERRARI  VIOLIN CONCERTOS Francesca Dego, violin Daniele Rustioni | CBSO 2017 Deutsche Grammophon 481 6381 GH DDD CD   buy  |  reviews excerpts

PAGANINI | WOLF-FERRARI
VIOLIN CONCERTOS
Francesca Dego, violin
Daniele Rustioni | CBSO
2017 Deutsche Grammophon
481 6381 GH DDD CD

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BEETHOVEN  Violin Sonatas 6-7-10 Francesca Dego, violin Francesca Leonardi, piano 2015 Deutsche Grammophon 481 2302 GH DDD CD    iTunes

BEETHOVEN
Violin Sonatas 6-7-10
Francesca Dego, violin
Francesca Leonardi, piano
2015 Deutsche Grammophon
481 2302 GH DDD CD

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BEETHOVEN  Violin Sonatas 1-2-5 “Spring”-8 Francesca Dego, violin Francesca Leonardi, piano 2014 Deutsche Grammophon 481 1407 GH DDD CD    iTunes

BEETHOVEN
Violin Sonatas 1-2-5 “Spring”-8
Francesca Dego, violin
Francesca Leonardi, piano
2014 Deutsche Grammophon
481 1407 GH DDD CD

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BEETHOVEN  Violin Sonatas 3-4-9 "Kreutzer" Francesca Dego, violin Francesca Leonardi, piano 2014 Deutsche Grammophon 481 0910 GH DDD CD    iTunes

BEETHOVEN
Violin Sonatas 3-4-9 "Kreutzer"
Francesca Dego, violin
Francesca Leonardi, piano
2014 Deutsche Grammophon
481 0910 GH DDD CD

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PAGANINI  24 Capricci op. 1 Francesca Dego, violin 2012 Deutsche Grammophon 481 0025 GH DDD CD    iTunes

PAGANINI
24 Capricci op. 1
Francesca Dego, violin
2012 Deutsche Grammophon
481 0025 GH DDD CD

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