The Harrison-Frank Family Foundation

Francesca Cannas

Francesca Cannas was born in Italy. She studied at the Conservatoire of Cagliari (Italy) where she graduated with first class honours in 2005. Since 2003 she supplemented her formal studies at the Conservatoire by attending the postgraduate courses at the ‘Fondazione Musicale Santa Cecilia’ – Portogruaro (Italy) with Igor Volochine. In 2005, following her academic training, she joined Pavel Vernikov’s class at the ‘Scuola di Musica di Fiesole’ (Florence). She then moved to England and continued her studies privately. In 2009 Francesca attended a Master course held at the ‘Milano Music Masterschool’ (Italy) under Yulia Berinskaya. In 2012 she was awarded a Master of Arts in performance from the Royal Academy of Music (London).

She has taken part in several masterclasses under leading musicians including, among others, Igor Volochine, Felix Andrievsky, Evgenia Chugaeva, Krzysztof Wegrzyn and Gerhard Schulz. She has taken part in several chamber music festivals and has done freelance work in several orchestras in and around London.

She regularly performs with pianist Evelina Kuznetsova.

Francesca played the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation’s Lorenzo & Tomato Carcassi violin in 2017 – 2021.

‘I am very thankful for the loan of the violin, it was of great help to me.’

Francesca Cannas, April 2021