Francesca Dego

Last updated: March 9, 2023

Celebrated for her sonorous tone, compelling interpretations and flawless technique, Francesca Dego is one of the most sought-after violinists on the international scene. She is signed exclusively to Chandos Records and her most recent release of Mozart Violin Concertos Nos. 3 and 4 conducted by Sir Roger Norrington with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra was received to unanimous critical acclaim, including BBC Music Magazine 5* “Record of the month” in November 2021. Other releases include concertos by Paganini and Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari alongside the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Daniele Rustioni, the recital discs Il Cannone and Suite Italienne, as well as a complete survey of the violin sonatas by Beethoven and of Paganiniʼs Caprices, for Deutsche Grammophon. 

Francesca regularly appears with major orchestras worldwide including performances with the Philharmonia, Hallé, Ulster, Royal Philharmonic, and Royal Scottish National Orchestras; Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, National Symphony Orchestra (Washington, D.C.), Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Orchestrede chambre de Lausanne, Teatro Carlo Felice Genova at St.Petersburgʼs renowned Stars of the White Nights festival, Teatro Regio di Torino, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and all the major Italian orchestras; Orquestra de Sevilla and de la Comunitat Valenciana at Palau de les Arts; Auckland Philharmonia, Oviedo Philharmonic, Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Santa Barbara Symphony, Het Gelders Orkest, and the Orkest van het Oosten. 

Francesca also has a passion for contemporary music and counts herself a dedicatee of the works of, amongst others, Michael Nyman, Carlo Boccadoro, Cristian Carrara, Nicola Campogrande, and Marco Taralli. She is a frequent contributor to specialist music magazines, penning a monthly column for Suonare News among others, and has written articles and opinion pieces for the BBC and Classical Music Magazines, The Strad, Musical Opinion and Strings Magazine. Francesca has also recently published her first book, Tra le Note. Classica: 24 chiavi di lettura, with Mondadori in which she explores how classical music can be listened to and better understood today. 

Francesca is based in London, and plays on a precious Francesco Ruggeri violin (Cremona 1697). 

Upcoming events