In 2010, the Italian National Music Critics Association awarded Francesco with the Premio Abbiati as “Best Soloist” of the year. Mr. D'Orazio’s large repertoire includes works from early music, as violinist in the original instrument ensemble L'Astrée of Turin, to classic, romantic and contemporary music. Indeed, he is a favourite of many composers: he premiered violin and orchestra works by the composers Terry Riley (Zephir), Michael Nyman (Violin Concerto n.2) Ivan Fedele (Mosaique, Orizzonte di Elettra for electric 5 strings violin), Michele dall'Ongaro, Maury Buchale, Marcello Panni, Lorenzo Ferrero, Gilberto Bosco, Raffaele Bellafronte, Marco Betta, Fabian Panisello and Valerio Sannicandro and also many chamber works.
Mr D’Orazio plays a violin by Giuseppe Guarneri, “Comte de Cabriac”, Cremona 1711 and a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume made in Paris in 1863.
Contact: Luca Ceretta