Lutenist and guitarist, Francesco Romano carries out an intense concert activity as a soloist and as a member of chamber ensembles for the main musical institutions and for many Festivals of Europe, America and Asia, with a repertoire that extends from Renaissance and Baroque music with philological instruments up to contemporary music.
He has collaborated with the most important European early music groups, with conductors and soloists such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Giuliano Carmignola, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Christoph Coin and also with Ennio Morricone, Peter Maxwell Davies, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Mauricio Kagel, Roberto Fabbriciani for the contemporary music, with world premieres of numerous works of literature of our time.
Since its foundation he has been a member of “Gli Incogniti”, directed by Amandine Beyer, with whom he carries out an intense concert and recording activity that has been rewarded with the most prestigious awards from international critics, such as Diapason d’Or, Choc de la Musique, Deutsche Schallplatten, Gramophone Award etc.
In 2015 he was awarded with the Diapason d’Or de l’Année for his recording dedicated to the chamber music of Luigi Boccherini performed with an historic guitar.
He has recorded for Harmonia Mundi, Divox, Alpha, Arcana, Capriccio, Edel Klassik.
Francesco Romano also carries out teaching activities as a guitar and lute teacher at the Conservatory of Florence.