Francesco Braggio

Francesco Braggio

Francesco Braggio is a classical guitarist based in Zürich where he works as a guitar teacher and performs regularly in solo and chamber music formations. At the moment is pursuing a PhD at the Surrey University with Prof. Stephen Goss about critical editions of the early manuscripts of Ferdinando Carulli. 2013-2015 he completes the Master in Pedagogic at the University of the Art of Zurich with Prof. Anders Miolin. 2011-2013 he finishes the Master of Music Performance in Maastricht Conservatorium and graduates with in the class of Prof. Carlo Marchione. 2004 – 2011 he obtains the Music Diploma with at Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome under the guide of Prof. Giuliano Balestra and Prof. Arturo Tallini and the certificate of 2nd level of ORFF-SCHULWERK methodology for propaedeutic musical studies for kids from 4 to 10 years old.

2009 – 2016 he is President and founder of the cultural association “Arte2o” by which he stages musical manifestation, events and musical happening in Rome and in Italy and through which he founds several musical schools in Rome.

Together with his musical studies, he graduates in 2009 from the University of Rome “la Sapienza” with Master in Economic and Social Sciences for Cooperation and Development in the University of Rome “la Sapienza”.

The early music production of Ferdinando Carulli 

The classical guitar world knows Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841) mainly for his didactic works, which eve today represent an important starting point for contemporary classical guitar students from all over the world. He spent the first half of his life in Naples, where he became established as a concert player and an appreciated teacher. Carulli’s entire production from that era was completely undiscovered, as he only began to publish his compositions after he moved to Paris in 1810. These works were spread among different institution all over the world, but I have managed to track them down through searching through catalogues, libraries and online databases research. I have located and accessed over a hundred unpublished pieces of music by Carulli for guitar solo and mostly for music ensembles. Publications of these pieces will definitely constitute a radical step forward for the guitar community: it will bring forth a more detailed story of Carulli’s style and broaden knowledge of the Italian guitar repertoire and style in the early classical period.