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Calabretto Franco

Chamber music

Franco Calabretto (born in 1960 in Pordenone, Italy), pianist. He studied under Pia Baschiera Tallon (assistant of Carlo Zecchi), Konstantin Bogino, Marian Mika. He performed in Italy and in Europe as soloist and chamber musician. He has recorded 6 CDs and also many times for the Austrian, Swiss, Slovenian and Italian radios. He is teacher of Chamber Music, and has been the director of the Conservatory of Music in Udine for 10 years; from 2005 to 2013 he has been the artistic director of the “G.Verdi” theatre in Pordenone; from 2014 to 2017 has been the artistic director of MITTELFEST; in 2018 he was president of the Mitteleuropa Orchestra, the orchestra of the Friuli Venezia Giulia.


1989 - S. Gastaldon: Musica Proibita. (R.Pizzo soprano, F.Signor baritono, M.Frani pianoforte, J.A.Calabrese violino, F.Calabretto pianoforte). FREQUENZ 031-010
1993 - G.Donizetti: Opere per pianoforte a 4 mani. F.Calabretto, E.De Nadai pianoforte a 4 mani. RIVOALTO CRR9305
1997 - C.Orff: Carmina Burana. L.Heltay direttore, G.Bertagnolli soprano, G.Sorrentino tenore, C.Morini baritono, F.Calabretto e E.De Nadai, pianoforti. 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 pianoforte a 4 mani. RIVOALTO CRR 9913
2003 – Ernest Bloch: Viola Works. Benjamin Bernstein viola, Franco Calabretto pianoforte. HARPO
2003 – Igor Stravinskij: Histoire du soldat (Chê dal soldat) - Camerata strumentale del Conservatorio Tomadini - Franco Calabretto direttore, Giorgio Ferigo voce recitante. SUNS cd book 430


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