Francesco Antonioni (b. 1971) has been described as “a composer who knows exactly what he wants and how to achieve it” (The Guardian). Taking its roots from classical music, Francesco Antonioni’s unique musical style draws from several languages, conveying “a great sense of freedom from the dogmas of both the avantgarde and the anti-avantgarde” (Classic Voice). Characterised by rhythmical exuberance, complex harmonies, combined with melodies of Mediterranean origin and provenance, his music is also in high demand among choreographers and dancers. Initially trained as concert pianist, Francesco has also established himself as a major cultural commentator, being active as freelance presenter of music on radio and television. His works have been commissioned and played by major orchestras and music festivals, such as the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome), Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt), Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (UK), MiTo Settembre Musica (Turin and Milan), the Biennale di Venezia (2001, 2010, 2016), and Albany Symphony Orchestra (USA). His music has been performed by Antonio Pappano, Vladimir Ashkenazy, George Benjamin, Evelyn Glennie, Yuri Bashmet and since 2009 has been represented and published by Ricordi.