Francesca is currently teaching in several schools in New York City.
Former Adjunct Faculty at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development and Teaching Assistant (Chamber Music and Piano Group) at University of South Florida in Tampa.
During the summer 2015 Francesca joined the faculty of the E. Said Conservatory of Music in Jerusalem as Guest Artist and she gave Master Classes and collaborated with other faculty members.
Francesca has over 10 years of experience as piano teacher and has also served as panellist and adjudicator for piano and music competitions, among which was the South Florida Music Symposium.
Advanced Certificate in Music Education, NYU Steinhart in 2015.
Master of Music with emphasis in Chamber music, USF Tampa in 2014.
Graduate studies for Ensemble and Chamber Music, Conservatorium Wien, Austria in 2011.
Master of Music in Piano Performance, Utrecht Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in The Netherlands in 2011.
Bachelor in Music in Novara Conservatory in Italy.
The Italian- Egyptian pianist Francesca K. was the winner of the Ferrara International Piano Festival in 2014, awarded by Paul Badura–Skoda. She was also a finalist at the Alink- Argerich Foundation Piano Competition “Citta’ di Schio” in 2007. Recent performances include solo recitals and chamber music concerts at the “Claudio Abbado” Theatre (Ferrara), “Piccolo Coccia” Theatre (Novara), Eglise de Saint Merry (Paris), Kapelzaal (Leiden), Saklad Auditorium and Greenfield Hall (New York), and Concert Hall and Barness Recital Hall (Tampa). Upcoming engagements include solo recitals in Israel and Italy at the Ibla Festival as well as a chamber concerts in New York City Spectrum and at the University of Central Florida as Guest Artists in collaboration with violinist Nicole Paglialonga and Elizabeth Crone.
Francesca has collaborated with the “G. d’Arezzo” Symphony Orchestra, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto KV 414 and Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op. 54); the Utrecht Conservatory String Orchestra, performing Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No.1; and the Hoorn Osterkerk Kammerorkestra (Saint-Saens “Carnival of the Animals”). Also active as a chamber musician, Francesca was the pianist and a founder of the van Eyck Piano Trio, featured at many chamber music festivals throughout The Netherlands and France such as the Zaltbommel Schumann Festival and Hoorn Osterkerk Kammer Musik Festival. Her clarinet and piano duo with Giulia Zannin won Third Prize at the “Asti International Chamber Music Competition” in Italy. She has also worked as collaborative pianist for the studios of clarinettist Milan Rericha In Switzerland and violists Katie Aagard and J.T. Posadas in Tampa.
She is a graduate of the Utrecht Conservatory of Music where she earned a Master of Music and Conservatorium Wien in Chamber Music. Awarded the President’s Piano Trio Fellowship of the University of South Florida in Tampa in 2012, Francesca moved to the United States and pursued a second master’s degree at USF while also serving as Teaching Assistant. During the summer of 2015, she joined the Faculty of the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Jerusalem as a professor of piano and she was a guest artist for masterclasses and performances for the Conservatory’s branches in Bethlehem and Ramallah. In the Spring of 2016, Francesca will return to Bethlehem for a master class, where she will also conduct a workshop on teaching techniques for the piano department of the Edward Said Conservatory.
Recently Francesca earned an Advanced Certificate Diploma from NYU, where she has joined the studio of Professor Jeffrey Swann and has been awarded the Steinhardt Talent Scholarship. While pursuing the Advanced degree, Francesca has been teaching as Adjunct Faculty at NYU as well as maintaining her own private studio.
Francesca was mentored by German Diez, a former pupil and assistant of Claudio Arrau. To honour him Francesca is currently documenting his education and background in collaboration with the musicologist Victoria von Arx.