The jury of the International photo contest “Mother and children in national costumes” included François de Classe (Italy).
François de Classe is a world-renowned pianist.
François de Classe has his first works to his credit, including the world premiere of Henrik Gorecki’s work, the first North American performances of works Salvatore Scarrino and Sofia Gubaidulina, as well as the first world performances of Italian composers Frisina and Sofianopulo. At the beginning of the 21st century, she performed the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos, director Isaac Karabchevsky, and collaborated with the great Brazilian singer and songwriter Gilberto Gilles. Her performances based on the works of North Americans Oscar Peterson, Dave Brubeck, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein had great success in duet concerts with Mauro Maur.
In addition, François de Classe has participated in numerous recordings for radio and television. She has played in such important concert halls of the world as Palace of Fine Arts Mexico, the Munich Kunsthalle, the Roman Opera Theater, the Tchaikovsky Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, etc. In addition to Canada and the United States, she has performed concerts in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, England, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Argentina, Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Egypt, Nigeria, Gabon, Zambia, Congo, Mozambique, South Africa, Singapore and China.
François de Classe attended the University of Montreal, the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome and the MusicaRiva Festival.
- François de Classe was awarded the international prize “Beato Angelico” in the nomination “Woman of the Year 2006”.
- François de Classe received the 2008 Oder Award for her career
François de Classe in duet with Mauro Maur enjoys great success with the public and critics all over the world, which emphasizes the uniqueness of this duet and the freshness and musicality of its interpretations.
François de Classe was born in Montreal and received a diploma of concertmaster from the University of Montreal under the supervision of Professor Natalie Pepin. Later, she continued to study modern music with the founder of NEM, Professor Lorraine Vaillancourt.
Winner of Quebec and Canadian music competitions, Françoise de Clossi has performed as a soloist at various international festivals, such as Montreal, Menton Music Festival, Festival de la Ville de Paris, Proms in London, Vatican concerts in Rome and at the Italiano Festival in Munich.
She is the coach of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas.