Francesca Piccioni

Francesca Piccioni

Francesca Piccioni, viola

Was born in Siena in 1984. She began studying the violin at the age of seven at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole under the guidance of M. Runza. She graduated in violin in 2003 at the Conservatory ‘L.Cherubini’ in Florence and afterwards specialized with Alberto Bologni.

In July 2008 she graduated with top marks in viola at the ‘Conservatorio GB Martini’ in Bologna under the guidance of Antonello Farulli.
In 2009 Francesca moved to Berlin to study with Pauline Sachse at the ‘Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik’ and participated in master classes with Tabea Zimmermann.
She subsequently studied with Wilfried Strehle, Ulrich Knörzer, Hatto Beyerle and Simon Briatore.
From 2005 to 2007 Francesca was a member of the Italian Youth Orchestra as head of the second violins and then later on as the first viola.
In 2008 she became a member of the following orchestras:
the Gustav Mahler Jugend Orchester, the European Union Youth Orchestra, the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra (first viola) and the Orchestra Mozart Academy (first viola)
From 2009 Francesca has been playing regularly with the Orchestra Mozart conducted by Claudio Abbado.
In the years from 2009-2013 she worked with the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, La Rundfunksymphonieorchester (RSB) in Berlin and the Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

Francesca has been playing the viola with the Quartetto Lyskamm since 2009. She participates in the project “Spira mirabilis”.

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