Francesco Piemontesi is a pianist of exceptional refinement of expression, which is allied to a consummate technical skill. Widely renowned for his interpretation of Mozart and the early Romantic repertoire, Piemontesi’s pianism and sensibility has a close affinity too with the later 19th century and 20th century repertoire of Brahms, Liszt, Dvořák, Ravel, Debussy, Bartók and beyond.
Francesco Piemontesi appears worldwide with major orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony, the NHK Symphony, and the Cleveland Orchestra, to name a few. In solo recital, he has appeared in many prestigious venues including Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie, Zürich Tonhalle, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Suntory Hall Tokyo.
Piemontesi rose to international prominence with prizes at several major competitions, including the 2007 Queen Elisabeth Competition, and between 2009-11 he was chosen as a BBC New Generation Artist. Since 2012, Piemontesi has been the Artistic Director of the Settimane Musicali di Ascona.