Francesco Giusti a countertenor with an Early Music repertoire. He was born in Bologna (Italy) in 1983. In 1993 he begun to study piano in the Bologna Conservatoire, until 1999 where he chose to focus on organ and composition. He then became a student in the Organ class in Ferrara Conservatoire, with Maestro Francesco Tasini in 2002.

From 2000 he has studied singing as a counter-tenor and performed in many concerts, as both soloist and chorist, in both Italy and various countries in Europe. He regularly collaborates with different important ancient music ensembles such as “Ensemble Concerto” with Roberto Gini and “Il Canto di Orfeo” with Gianluca Capuano. In 2004 he sang the motet “Ego Flos Campi” on the Ensemble Concerto CD entitled “Monteverdi…s Sacred Music” published by Dynamic.

He is furthermore a co-founder and a member of the vocal group “Ensemble DSG” conducted by the Maestro di Cappella of San Petronio in Bologna, Maestro Michele Vannelli. With this ensemble he took part in many concerts and recordings in both Italy and France during the last 6 years. And, together with Ensemble Concertro, performed several of Monteverdi…s masterpieces such as “Orfeo” in Mantua, 2006 and recorded “Vespro della Beata Vergine” and “Missa in Illo Tempore” in 2007.

He graduated in Musicology in the Bologna University (with a thesis concerning the Scandinavian Early and Baroque Music) in 2005 and in 2006/07 was a student of Andrew Watts in the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and there obtained a Bachelor of Music degree. From 2008 to 2010 he studied and has just finished a degree in Erganzungstudium of historical singing in the “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig.

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Edited by Kruzfixion on 17 Sep 2010, 22:40

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