Maestro Pianist Giacomo Franci is the Artistic Director and the Conductor of The New York Chamber Players, an organization he founded in 2004. From the Season 2010-11 he has been elected Guest Maestro of Escuela de Direccion de Orquesta in Cordoba, Spain. He is also Associate Conductor of The Richmond County Orchestra. Giacomo
Franci is world renowned as the leading interpreter of the music of
Aaron Copland. He has earned this highly coveted position since his
world premiere recording "The Complete Edited Piano Works by A.
Copland," a triple CD released on Fone' Classics. Franci performed
at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center for the centennial of Copland's
birthday in February, 2000 receiving rave reviews for his performance.
In December 2010 his World Premiere Recording "Igor Stravinsky: The Complete Published Piano Works" has been released by Fone' Classics.
The double CD recording has been presented by Audio Review Magazine as "…the Great Igor Stravinsky in the outstanding performance by Giacomo Franci"
In 1998 Franci debuted at Carnegie Recital Hall and the Italian Music Magazine
"Musica" reviewer compared him to Glenn Gould and Arturo Benedetti
Michelangeli. Mr. Franci hails from Tuscany, Italy and now resides in New York City. He works at The Tribeca Music Studio, a teaching studio for aspiring pianists and singers.
Franci started his Concert Career in Italy with appearances in Teatro
Comunale "Guglielmi", Teatro San Filippo di Torino, Circolo
della Musica di Bologna, and Teatro Comunale di Ferrara. When Franci
is not performing live as a featured pianist/soloist he devotes his
time conducting his new orchestra. He is very excited about the recent
attention they are receiving. The Chamber Orchestra had their debut
at CAMI Concert Hall in New York City on May 2004 performing the Bach
Piano Concerto in D minor and they have been in growing demand ever
Franci who is constantly looking to interpret new works, studied with
Gaetano Gaeta and Giampiero Semeraro to get his Bachelor's Degree in
Piano from the Boccherini Music Institute in Lucca. He was awarded his
Master's Scholarship from the Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale
in Saluzzo studying with Jean Fassinat and Aldo Ciccolini. He also studied
conducting with Piero Bellugi and Gustav Kuhn at Teatro Comunale di
the last few seasons Franci has been a featured soloist for engagements
throughout the USA, Italy, England, Finland, France, Turkey and China. He is a returning
soloist with the ISO Symphony, Turkey State Symphony, Richmond County
Orchestra, New York Chamber Players, Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina,
Bacau Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Orchestral de Bordeaux and
The Beijing Symphony Orchestra where he has been featured as
Soloist/Conductor. He has
appeared on Radio and Television shows such as New York One, ABC, WPIX,
Manhattan Cable, Hofstra University Radio, Blusat Radio 2000 (an hour
long interview to an audience of over 2 million people) and Antenna
3. In 2008 He has been elected into Cambridge Who's Who among the most
accomplished professionals in U.S.A.