Graduated with highest honors from the G.Verdi Conservatory in Turin under the guidance of Claudio Voghera, Francesco Maccarrone continued his specialization at the Pinerolo Academy and the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Brussels. He is currently attending the Master of Music at the „Hochschule für Musik und Theater” in Hamburg, with Aleksandar Madzar. His studies also benefited from meeting Arie Vardi, Pavel Gililov and Roberto Plano.
Winner of the 2021 edition of the Elisa-Meyer competition and first prize in 2019 at the National Competition “La Palma d’Oro,” Francesco has given recitals in several halls in Italy and abroad, playing, among others, in Vercelli for the Camerata Ducale, in Pisa for the Contrappunto, in Brescia for the Aldebaran and in Turin, a city where he also took part in several concerts for the Unione Musicale seasons, most recently a Solo Recital in May 2022.
In 2015, he opened the Concert Season of the Turin Conservatory, performing Fryderyk Chopin’s First Piano Concerto. Later, he was invited by the Fiat Executives Group to repeat the Chopin Concerto at the Lingotto Theater in Turin for the traditional spring concert.
In 2018, he was invited at the initiative of Bahrain’s Ministry of Culture to give a recital in the capital city of Manama.
A “De Sono” Scholarship Holder since 2018, in 2017 he was the winner of the “Talenti Musicali” scholarship of the CRT foundation and since 2018 he has also been selected several times for the scholarship made available by the “International Music Academy” of Liechtenstein, thanks to which he took part in several “Intensive Weeks” held by Maestro Pavel Gililov.
CIDIM artist, he also has numerous chamber collaborations to his credit, including with violinist Valerio Scarano, with whom he recently performed at the Italian Cultural Institute in Oslo, and with the Tovesco Trio, together with cellist Thomas Haas and violinist Veronika Rädler.