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Calabretto Franco

Chamber music

Franco Calabretto (born in 1960 in Pordenone, Italy) pianist. He studied with Pia Baschiera Tallon (assistent of Carlo Zecchi), Konstantin Bogino, Marian Mika. He has successfully participated in national contests and gave several concerts in Italy and in Europe. He has recorded 6 CD’s and many times for the Austrian, Swiss, Slovenian and Italian radios. Teacher of Chamber Music, he was the Dean of the Conservatory of Music in Udine for 10 years. He’s the Artistic Director of the “G.Verdi” Theatre in Pordenone.


1989 - S. Gastaldon: Musica Proibita. R.Pizzo soprano, F.Signor baritone, M.Frani piano, J.A.Calabrese violin, F.Calabretto piano. FREQUENZ 031-010

1993 - G.Donizetti: Works for piano 4 hands. F.Calabretto, E.De Nadai. RIVOALTO CRR9305

1997 - C.Orff: Carmina Burana. L.Heltay conductor, G.Bertagnolli soprano, G.Sorrentino tenor, C.Morini baritone, F.Calabretto e E.De Nadai, 2 pianos. Nuovo Gruppo Italiano Percussioni. SICUT SOL SCDS 2002

1999 - “So anch’io la virtù magica” Il Pianoforte Romantico e l’Opera Italiana. F.Calabretto, E.De Nadai piano 4 hands. RIVOALTO CRR 9913

2003 – Ernest Bloch: Viola Works. Benjamin Bernstein viola, Franco Calabretto piano. HARPO

2003 – Igor Stravinskij: Histoire du soldat (Chê dal soldat) - Camerata strumentale del Conservatorio Tomadini, Franco Calabretto conductor, Giorgio Ferigo narrator. SUNS cd book 430

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