Meet the Singers: Francesco Giusti
With our Spring programme Music for the Sun King getting closer and closer what better time to introduce you to some of the wonderfully talented singers that will be gracing the stage! In this blog we will be getting to know Italian alto, Francesco Giusti.
Francesco Giusti (Alto)
Born in 1983 in Bologna, Italy, after studies of pianoforte, organ, composition and musicology in Bologna and Ferrara, he started singing as a counter-tenor and has performed in many concerts in different European countries as well as Japan, as well as participating in several recordings. In 2006-2008 he studied in a BMus singing course at the Guildhall School in London with Andrew Watts.
From 2008 to 2010 he studied historical singing at the HMT Leipzig, Germany with Gundula Anders. In 2009 he performed the leading role in Bononcini/Telemann’s “Mario Fuggitivo” with several performances in Eastern Germany.
Starting 2011 he took part in several independent project across Germany. In 2015, ‘Centauri’, a one act staged piece, was presented during ZeitRäume festival in Basel, Switzerland.
In 2014 - 2016 he studied at the Amsterdam Conservatoire with Xenia Meijer and Maarten Koningsberger, obtaining a MMus
He performs regularly in Europe, especially in the Netherlands, particularly with the Domcantorij in Utrecht.
In 2016, together with several friends, he founded ensemble Hovkapell, dedicated to the early Scandinavian repertoire.
In 2017, Francesco was a finalist in the competition "Canticum Gaudium" in Poznan, Poland and a cast member of the staged production "Membra" in Hamburg, Germany. In the same year he moved to Dublin, where, since September 2018 he is a Lay Vicar Choral at Christ Church Cathedral.
He is a member of Northern Ireland Opera studio in Belfast for the 2018/2019 season.
Hear Francesco perform 'Music for the Sun King' in Belfast, Dublin and Cork with Sestina Music this April.
Belfast: Clonard Monastery - 26th April 2019, 7.30pm
Dublin: Christ Church Cathedral - 27th April 2019, 8pm
Cork: Saints Peter and Paul's Church - 28th April 2019, 3pm