Roberto De Franceschi

Baroque oboe and Flute

Italian baroque oboist and flutist Roberto De Franceschi began his journey into the early music world soon after finishing his modern flute diploma. He studied baroque flute with Sergio Balestracci and Marcello Gatti before taking up the baroque oboe in 2008, which he has studied with Paolo Faldi in Vicenza, Marie Wolf in Vienna and Paolo Grazzi in Verona. He is co-founder of the ensemble Camerata Bachiensis from Leipzig, with which he has garnered major recognition from numerous early music competitions. Since winning the 7th International Telemann Competition (Magdeburg, Germany) and the 1st International "Premio Selifa" (S. Ginesio, Italy) in 2013, the ensemble has earned further accolades at the 6th International Graun Brothers Competition 2013 (Bad Liebenwerda, Germany), the International Van Wassenaer Concours 2014 (Utrecht, the Netherlands) and the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik 2014/2015 (Göttingen, Germany). Besides his successes with Camerata Bachiensis, he has been a prize-winner in many other early music competitions. He has taken part in various masterclasses and seminars with some of the most renowned specialists in the field of early music, and he is regularly invited to perform with orchestras and ensembles for concerts and recordings all over Europe. Amongst them: Il Pomo d'Oro, Concerto Köln, Vox Luminis, Academia Montis Regalis, La Divina Armonia and many others. He also works as a Computer Engineer and is strongly interested in audio recording and Sound Engineering."