?Ms. Canali is an outstanding flutist and, especially an imaginative musical artist. Among the many fine young flutists I have heard, Ms. Canali stood out for her remarkable musicality, her insight and expressiveness of phrasing her poised and compelling stage presence, and her ability to communicate the subtlety of musical emotion. Her playing was a pleasant change from the uniformity of flute-playing: her tone quality was extremely varied, the character of the sound changing to reflect the particular moment in the music. Her sense of line was wonderful and her projection of musical details was in perfect balance with the awareness of the larger structure. She is a joy to watch and listen to on stage, and I feel she is one of the brightest, young talents I have heard in a long time?

Victor Rosenbaum, international Solo Pianist

Palau de la Música, Barcelona

Francesca & Sir James Galway


Francesca Canali

Francesca Canali is a flautist of broad international education, she has studied and lived in Rome, Paris and Salzburg, coming thus into direct contact with traditions and schools of European music that differ considerably from another. She has profited from the teaching of some of the most renowned contemporary musicians, and at the same time from exposure to extremely rich and varied cultural milieus.
Francesca Canali has studied and graduated at such prestigious European Institutions as the ?Conservatorio? and the ?Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia? in Rome, the ?Ecole Normale de Musique A. Cortot? in Paris, the ?Universität für Musik Mozarteum? in Salzburg, the ?Scuola di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale di Saluzzo (To)?, and the ?Accademia Chigiana? in Siena. Among her Teachers have been Angelo Persichilli, Irena Grafenauer, Patrick Gallois, Maxence Larrieu, Michael Kofler?

Further decisive influences have been her participating in international Master Classes held by such flautist as Alain Marion, Peter-Lukas Graf, Janos Balint, James Galway, and her studing baroque performance practise and traverso (baroque flute) at the ?Département de Musique Ancienne du Conservatoire de Paris? with Hélène d?Yvoire.

As ?an especially talented young artist? she was awarded a grant first by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and later by the Austrian Ministry of Culture.
Francesca Canali has won numerous awards at important national and international music competitions (?F. Schubert? Ovada- Genova, ?F. Cilea? Palmi -RC, ?Estate Musicale di Portogruaro? Venezia, ?E. Krakamp? Napoli, ?V. Viozzi? Trieste, ?Tansmann? Lodz-Poloni, Fondazione Menuhin-Austria...) including the First Prize at the ?Maria Canals? International Competition in Barcelona (Spain) in 2001.

She is a versatile artist, playing a wide repertoire that extends from baroque to contemporary music, and includes, in addition to all the principal Concerti for flute and orchestra, numerous works of chamber music, her great passion, in various constellations.

Francesca Canali has performed as soloist and chamber musician in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Rumania, Russia and Spain, appearing in such celebrated concert halls as the ?Felsenreitschule? (Salzburg Summer Festival), the ?Mozarteum Grosses Saal? (Festival Aspekte Salzburg), the ?Rolf-Libermann Studio? NDR-Hamburg (H.W. Henze Festival), the ?Staatstheater Nürnberg?, the "Great Hall of St. Petersburg Philharmonic? (7.Olympus Music Festival), the ?Teatro Olimpico? di Vicenza, the ?Oratorio del Gonfalone? in Rome, the ?Palau de La Musica? and the ?Liceu? of Barcelona,  and performing with such well-known musicians as V.Mendelssohn, E.Fisk, C.Bianchi, W.Brunner, M.Schirmer? She played also in such various Orchestras as: ?Teatro Bellini di Catania?, Teatro Lirico e Sperimentale ?A.Belli? Spoleto, ?Spoleto Festival?, ?Salzburger Chamber Soloists?, ?Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia?, ?I Solisti di Mosca?, ?Südwestdeutschen Kammerorchester?; Philharmonisches Orchester Graz?

Her multiform artistic activity is not restricted to interpretative work, but also includes musical research and experimentation, all with a view to achieving greater depth and validity of musical expression.
Spurred on by this goal, she attended the seminars on the ?Phenomenology of Music? held by Maestro Sergiu Celibidache in 1996 at the ?Schola Cantorum? in Paris.

Furthermore, having studied voice parallel with the flute, she is currently pursuing doctoral research at the University ?Mozarteum? on the subject of affinities between the sounds of wind instruments and the human voice.

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