Francesco Di Rosa | Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia


Considered by the public and critics as one of the best oboists on the international scene, Francesco Di Rosa currently holds the role of First solo Oboe in the Santa Cecilia National Academy Orchestra.

He studied with Luciano Franca and Maurice Bourgue from 1994 to 2008. He was the First Oboe of the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala under the direction of Riccardo Muti and Daniel Barenboim.

Winner of the second prize in the Zurich oboe competition “Jugendmusik Wettbewerb 1988”, he played in the most prestigious concert halls in the world and was conducted by the most famous conductors like Abbado, Giulini, Chailly, Gatti, Boulez, Sawallisch, Pretre, Maazel, Muti, Metha, Gergiev, and Chung.

The only Italian oboist to play as First Oboe with the Berliner Philharmoniker, he has been invited, always  as First Oboe, by the Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber, the Camerata Salzburg, the Mozart Orchestra, the Orchestra National de France, and the Orchestra de la Suisse Romande.

He has taught at the Guildhall School in London, Royal College of Manchester, at Stanford University, at the Toho Graduate School in Tokyo, at the Conservatory of Valencia, at the University of Stuttgart, at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, at the China Conservatory of music in Beijing, all Paderwsky Academy of Poznan, at the University of Bogotá, at the Conservatory of Mexico City, at the Oboe Fest in Belgrade, and in the main Italian Conservatories. He has recorded for Emi, Thymallus, Bongiovanni, Preiser Records, Tactus, Dad Records, Aulia, Brilliant and Amadeus magazine.

He has been Vice President of the La Scala Philharmonic.

He is Artistic Director of the “Amici della Musica di Montegranaro”, founding member of the Musicians for Human Rights movement and of the Human Rights Orchestra.

He teaches oboe at the Santa Cecilia Academy and in the Solo Music advanced training course at the Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna.

In June 2021, he was appointed Knight of Merit of the Italian Republic by President Sergio Mattarella.

He is a Buffet & Crampon artist and plays a “Virtuose” Buffet oboe.


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