Regarded by the public and specialized critics one of the best oboe players on the international scene, Francesco currently serves as principal oboe soloist in the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.
Born in Montegranaro (FM) in 1967 he studied with Luciano Franca and Maurice Bourgue.
From 1994 to 2008 he was first oboe soloist of the Teatro alla Scala and the Philharmonic under the conduction of Riccardo Muti and Daniel Barenboim.
He won the second prize in the competition for Zurich Oboe "Jugendmusik Wettbewerb 1988" and other 6 national chamber music competitions. He has played in the most prestigious concert halls in the world, it was directed by the most famous orchestra directors, Abbado, Giulini, Muti, Chailly, cats, Boulez, Barenboim, Sawallisch, Pretre, Pappano, Maazel, Mehta, Gergiev, Chung.
As a soloist he has performed under the conduction of Riccardo Muti, Myung Wun Chung, Ton Koopman and Antonio Pappano, as a chamber musician he has performed with many important ensemble, currently he plays with the Wind Quintet and the Italian Chamber Musicians of Santa Cecilia. As a first oboe has been invited by prestigious orchestras such as the Bayerischer Rundfunk, the Mahler Chamber, Camerata Salzburg, the Mozart Orchestra of Claudio Abbado and the Orchestre National de France.
He has recorded much of the oboistico repertoire for EMI, Thymallus, Bongiovanni, Preiser Records, Musicom, Real Sound, Tactus, Dad Records, Aulia, Brilliant and magazine Amadeus. E 'was Vice President of the La Scala Philharmonic. He is Artistic Director of the "Amici della Musica di Montegranaro
", a founding member of the movement Musicians for Human Rights
and the Human Rights Orchestra.