Biography

Described as «a composer who knows what he wants and how to achieve it» (The Guardian), Francesco Antonioni has written music for orchestra, voices, chamber ensembles, and electronics. His work delves into the convergences of different musical genres, looking for new creative possibilities.

His music has been performed in major theatres and concert halls and featured in the media. With its rhythmic energy and drive, it allowed him to collaborate successfully with dance companies and choreographers. Francesco received commissions from Wigmore Hall, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Ensemble Modern, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, MiTo Settembre Musica, the Biennale di Venezia (2001, 2010, 2016), the Albany Symphony Orchestra (NY), and the Bielefeld Opera Theatre, and collaborated with internationally acclaimed musicians such as Antonio Pappano, George Benjamin, Vladimir Ashkenazy, David Alan Miller, Sian Edwards, Evelyn Glennie, Roland Böer, Yuri Bashmet, and Beatrice Rana. 

In addition to his work as a composer, his passion for music, culture, and the arts has propelled him to a thriving career as a radio and television presenter.