Francesco del Nero

Francesco del Nero

Piano and composition


Om Francesco

Francesco Del Nero graduated and specialized with honors in piano with Daniel Rivera (Mascagni Conservatory – Livorno) and graduated with honors in composition with Andrea Nicoli at the Puccini conservatory in La Spezia and with Luca Francesconi at the Malmö music academy. He has attended masterclasses with pianists Giuseppe Bruno, Daniel Rivera, Rustem Kudoyarov, Olga Zdorenko and George Kiss, with composer Francesco Filidei and with film music composers Stefano Maccagno and Vincenzo Ramaglia.

His piece “Di specchi ed echi” (for flute, clarinet, violin and cello) was recorded for the label Sheva. He received a special mention in the TIM (International Tournament of Music) and his “Mitologia d’ingranaggi” (for piano four hands) has been selected in the call for scores for the Festival Camino Contro Corrente 2013 “Atti Vandalici”. He won the third prize in the “Fondazione Giorgio e Aurora Giovannini” piano composition competition with the piece “che da tanta parte dell’ultimo orizzonte il guardo esclude”. The scores “Mitologia d’ingranaggi” and “Di versi inversi” are published by Ars Publica. In 2017 he’s been chosen to participate at the UNM festival with his piece “sì che non accada simultaneamente il nulla” which has been performed for the first time in Malmö at Connect Festival by FontanaMix ensemble.

In 2017, along with Alessandro Perini and Jonatan Sersam, he created the “Hertzbreakerz”, a group dedicated to sound experiments and contemporary music, which in the same year organized a concert series called “Matter, Virtuality and the Expanded Body” in which his composition “come punti di una trama di sabbia” for ensemble (voice, pianoforte, bass clarinet, tuba and double bass), electronics and RGB lights was played by ArsNova ensemble. 

Since then the Hertzbreakerz organized many other projects among which the Sound Spaces festival is one of the most important. The festival it’s held every year in the city of Malmö and within its 4 editions had many international artists performing.He is also the pianist of the Ars Nova Ensemble since 2018.