Francesco Pomarico was born in 1960 and completed his studies in 1980, graduating from the “N. Paganini” conservatory in Genoa. From 1982 he was First Oboe soloist of the Haydn Orchestra of Trento and Bolzano until 1987, when he moved to teaching Chamber Music at the Civic School of Music in Milan. Also in 1987 he was the only winner of the “Viotti” International Oboe Competition in Vercelli. With the “Arnold” Wind Quintet, he played an important concert activity and was invited to the Ferienkursen in Darmstadt, to the Vitasaari festival and to the most prestigious Italian and European concert companies. Unitied has performed first absolute executions of authors such as L. Berio, F. Donatoni, L. De Pablo, I. Xenaxis and many other important authors in prestigious venues. Since 1989 he has been the First Oboe soloist at the RAI National Symphony Orchestra – Italian RadioTelevision and has also collaborated as first oboe in the orchestras of La Scala in Milan, the Filarmonica della Scala and the orchestra of S. Cecilia.
Alongside his activity as an oboist, he has directed the symphonic orchestra “G. Verdi” in Milan and has been present since 2004 as director and founder of the “Geometrie Variabili” ensemble in all the “RAI Nuova Musica” reviews, awarded also in 2004 of the “Abbiati” prize, directing absolute and Italian premieres of important Italian and foreign authors. At the same time he carries out an intense activity both as a soloist and in the field of chamber music: he played for the Venice Biennale performing as soloist “Ausstrahlung” by B. Maderna under the direction of A. Tamayo, Ircam of Paris performing the world premiere of “anniversaries” by L.Berio later recorded for Ricordi, the Beethovenhalle of Bonn, with the BBC orchestra of Glasgow where he performed as soloist “Chemins IV” by L.Berio and “Morceaux Liriques” by N.Castiglioni and in other prestigious Italian and European venues.He also performed the first Italian performance of the E: Carter concert with the RAI orchestra of Turin under the direction of A. Tamayo and in November 2006 the concert for oboe and orchestra dedicated to him by H. Dufourt with the RAI National Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded “Grande Aulodia” by B. Maderna for Stradivarius with the RAI National Symphony Orchestra. During his career he has played under the direction of Zubin Metha, Riccardo Muti, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Lorin Maazel, Mstislav Rostropovich, Carlo Maria Giulini and many other great musicians of our time.
In 2010 he was invited to be part of the jury of the international oboe competition “G.Tomassini” and is a member of the Italian jury for the selections of the European youth orchestra “EUYO” He was a teacher of the advanced training courses in Saluzzo (CN). He has performed first absolute executions of authors such as L. Berio, F. Donatoni, L. De Pablo, I. Xenaxis and many other important authors in prestigious venues. He has to his credit numerous tours in Europe, Japan, Mexico, South America. There is no shortage of specialization courses and master classes in Italy, Finland, Germany and Spain to complete its activities.