Francesca Orlando was born in Florence in 1995 and moved, with her family, to England at the age of one. She started playing the piano at the age of 7 and pursued formal studies under the guidance of Catherine Miller in Bristol.
Francesca is currently an Open-Academy fellow of the Royal Academy of Music where she completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Piano Performance under the tutelage of Joanna MacGregor and Diana Ketler respectively.
Francesca gave her debut recital in Florence at the age of 14 and since then has performed extensively in acclaimed concert venues across England, including the Wigmore Hall, St James’ Piccadilly, The Duke’s Hall, London and St George’s, Bristol. In addition she has performed in numerous music festivals across England including Petworth Music Festival, Oxford Leider Music Festival, Bloomsbury Festival and Dartington International summer school where she performed as a duo partner with acclaimed pianist Steven Osborne. Francesca has toured internationally across many European cities amongst which, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Budapest, Malta, Florence and Rome.
Featuring high in numerous competitions, Francesca was awarded first prize in “Premio Crescendo’, Florence and ‘Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Marco Fortini’, Bologna, as well as performing in a number of master classes with renowned pianists such as Cristopher Elton, Pascal Devoyon, Martino Tirimo, Imogen Cooper and Lilya Zilberstein.
Francesca founded a voluntary organization called ‘Musica Vitae’ whose aim is to provide young musicians with performing opportunities by organising concerts in aid of charity.