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He is an extraordinarily universal, open, and plenty of enthusiasm composer. His broad interests, creative energy, and talent could fill several biographies. Francesco Bottigliero realized his passions studying at the same time piano, conducting, composition, philosophy and musical education in a broad sense of the world.


- DUX Agnieszka Jeż

...A conductor, pianist, composer, as well as a philosopher and pedagogue, a disciple of Carlo Maria Giulini, skillfully used the acoustics of the temple and led Cavalleria rusticana with passion, however ensured clarity and color of the music by allowing it to resonate. Cautiously, he built beautiful dynamic gradations from delicate piano to powerful forte. Under his baton and in these acoustic conditions the Intermezzo sounded almost dreamy. He found a great connection with Beethoven Academy Orchestra and the Polish Radio Choir from Cracow, whose musicians correctly read his intentions. Above all else, however, he made them all without exception sound as one, he turned out to be a perfect partner for the soloists. And he worked with absolutely marvelous singers!

[...] Assisted by the conductor, who got all the beauty out of Mascagni’s score and wonderfully created dramatic tension with the music, they were flawless and credible in their artistic endeavor.


- Anna Woźniakowska

Francesco Bottigliero has a comprehensive musical education.

He received his initial training in piano and composition at the Music Academy in Salerno, and studied opera and symphony conducting in Naples in Italy. He improved his skills at the faculty of music education and choral conducting. Additionally he holds master degree in philosophy. Between 2002-2004, he took private lessons in orchestral conducting with Maestro Carlo Maria Giulini in Milano. He perfected his craft as a pianist and conductor on numerous masterclasses. As a pianist he has been rewarded with such prizes as: the First Prize at the IX National Competition in Taranto (1996), the First Prize at the National Competition in Naples (1999), the First Prize at a Chamber Music Competition in Verbania (2003).

Since 2000, Maestro Bottigliero has been a guest with a number of orchestras in Europe, including the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Sibiu in Romania, Moldavian Symphony Orchestra in Chisinau, Krakow Philharmonic, Janáček Komorní Orchestra in Ostrava, Congress Symphony Orchestra in St. Petersburg, Erfurt Philharmonic Orchestra, the orchestra of the Slezské Theatre, Sinfonietta Cracovia and Beethoven Academy Orchestra.

In 2007, he relocated to Wrocław, Poland, and since then he has conducted G. Verdi’s Rigoletto and W. A. Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at the Wrocław Opera, G. Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, L. Bernstein’s Candide, S. Prokofiev’s Maddalena, G. B. Pergolesi’s La serva padrona at the Grand Theatre in Poznań, W. A. Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at the Baltic Opera and G. Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, G. Bizet’s Carmen at the Silesian Opera.

From the season 2010/11 until 2013/14, he collaborated with Theater Erfurt, conducting G. Verdi’s I Lombardi, G. Meyerbeer’s Robert le diable, H. Purcell’s King Arthur, E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Der Trank der Unsterblichkeit, A. L. Webber’s Evita, I. Kalaman’s Gräfin Mariza, J. Bock’s Fiddler on the Roof, G. Puccini’s Turandot, G. Bizet’s Carmen, and R. Leoncavallo’s I Medici. In 2015, his performances of Tosca and L’elisir d’amore at Slezské Theatre received both great recognition and very good critics in the Czech Republic.

In the 2006-2007 season Francesco Bottigliero worked as the soloists’ coach at the Hamburgische Staatsoper. He has been involved in educational work and collaborated with the Music Academy in Wrocław, the Ostravská University, the Academy of Music in Katowice, and with Weimarische Hochschule.

Maestro Bottigliero is an accomplished composer and orchestral arranger. He has conducted his own compositions: Kantata Tumska, a composition for solo voices, choir, children’s choir and orchestra dedicated to the city of Wrocław (2009), Le premier Tango composition for a great symphonic orchestra performed in Bielsko- Biała (2012) and Das Dschungelbuch, a musical for children at the Theater Erfurt Domstufen-Festspiele (2015). In 2016 his compositions for piano, cello, violin, and soprano entitled “Canción” have been recorded and published by DUX.




V. Bellini: I puritani

V. Bellini: Norma

L. Bernstein: Candide

L. Bernstein: West Side Story
G. Bizet: Carmen
J. Bock: Fiddler on the Roof

R. Chauls: Alice in Wonderland
G. Donizetti: L’elisir d’amore

G. Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
G. Donizetti: Don Pasquale

M. Glinka: Ruslan e Ludmila (Overture)
E.T.A.Hoffmann: Trank der Unsterblichkeit
E. Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel
E. Kálmán: The Duchess of Chicago
E. Kálmán: Countess Maritza
F. Lehár: The Merry Widow 
R. Leoncavallo: I Medici
A. Lloyd-Webber: Evita
P. Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana
G. Meyerbeer: Robert le diable

W. A. Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail
W. A. Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro

W. A. Mozart: Don Giovanni

W. A. Mozart: Così fan tutte

M. Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov

J. Pauer: Červená Karkulka
G. B. Pergolesi: La serva padrona

S. Prokofiev: Maddalena

G. Puccini: Manon Lescaut (Overture)
G. Puccini: La bohème
G. Puccini: Tosca
G. Puccini: Madama Butterfly
G. Puccini: Turandot

H. Purcell: King Arthur

V. Ranzato: Cin-ci-lá
G. Rossini: La scala di seta
G. Rossini: L’italiana in Algeri

G. Rossini: The Barber of Seville

G. Rossini: William Tell (Overture)
B. Smetana: The Bartered Bride 
I. Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale

J. Strauss: The Bat

P.I.Tchaikovsky:  Eugene Onegin
G. Verdi: Nabucco
G. Verdi: I Lombardi alla prima crociata

G. Verdi: Macbeth
G. Verdi: Rigoletto

G. Verdi: La Traviata

G. Verdi: I vespri siciliani (sinfonia)

G. Verdi: Simon Boccanegra

G. Verdi: Un ballo in maschera

G. Verdi: Don Carlos

G. Verdi: Aida

G. Verdi: Otello


F. Bottigliero: Kantata Tumska

G. Fauré: Requiem

S. Moniuszko: Widma

W.A. Mozart: Requiem in D minor KV626

G. B. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
G. Verdi: Messa da Requiem


A. Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto in A-flat major

J.S.Bach: Harpsichord Concerto No.1 in D Minor 

J.S. Bach: Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067

L.v. Beethoven: Symphonies No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 

L.v. Beethoven: Ouverture Egmont, Leonore No.3 

B. Britten: Simple Symphony op.4

A. Berg: Lyric Suite for string orchestra

A.P. Borodin: Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor

F. Bottigliero: Le Premier Tango for orchestra

F. Bottigliero:  I delfini di Hurghada, for strings

F. Bottigliero: Giulia!!! for soli and string orchestra

J.Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

J.Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn Op. 56a

J. Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 1, 5, 6

A. Corelli: Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6 No. 8

C. Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

C. Debussy: La Mer 

M. De Falla: Harpsichord Concerto

A. Dvořák: Serenade for Strings in E major Op.22 

E. Elgar: Serenade for Strings in E minor Op. 20

G. Fauré: Pavane in F-sharp minor Op.50

G. Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande Suite Op. 80

G.Fauré: Art Songs (trascribed by F. Bottigliero)

A. Głazunov:  Saxophone Concerto Op.109

C. Gounod: Petite Symphony for Winds 

A. Honegger: Chamber Concerto

J. Haydn: Piano Concerto in D Major Hob. XVIII

J. Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major

J. Haydn: Symphony No. 44 in E minor Mourning

J. Haydn: Symphony No. 45 in F♯ minor Farewell

J. Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in Eb major Drumroll

A. Khachaturian: Sabre Dance

M. Karłowicz: Serenade for Strings in C major Op.2

M. Karłowicz: Songs op.1&3 (trans. by F. Bottigliero)

W. Kilar: Orawa for strings 

F. Kreisler: Violin Concerto in C major

F. Kreisler: Prelude&Allegro (trans. by F. Bottigliero) 

L. Liebermann: Concerto for Piccolo & Orchestra

F. Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5  Reformation

W.A. Mozart:  Divertimento in D major, K. 136

W.A. Mozart: Serenade in D major KV 239 

W.A. Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik  KV 525

W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto in A major KV 414

W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A major KV 201

S. Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2 in E minor Op.27

S. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto in C minor Op.18

S. Rachmaninov: Vocalise (transcr. by F. Bottigliero) 

M. Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye 

O. Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3

C. Saint Saens: The Swan (transcr. by F. Bottigliero) 

A. Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No.1

F. Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor Unfinished

J.Strauss: Voices of Spring Op.410, Treasure  Waltz Op.418, Emperor Waltz Op. 437

P.Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in Cmajor Op. 48

P.I.Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake  Suite, Nutcracker Suite

P.Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme Op. 33

A. Vivaldi: The Four Seasons 

A. Vivaldi: Concerto for 4 Violins in E minor, RV 550

C.M.Widor: Toccata   (transcribed by F. Bottigliero)


  • Puzzle - alto sax  and piano (Salerno 1994)

  • Momenti musicali                                          clarinet and piano (R. Calabria 1995)

  • Suite fantastica                                                piano four hands (Contursi Terme 1995)

  • Variazioni su un tema di Chopin                violin and piano (Pozzuoli 1996)

  • Tango de la plaza                                                 fl. clar. cello and piano (M. Nuovo 1997)

  • Hommage a Poulenc                                            clarinet and strings (Salerno 2004)

  • Es verdad   - lyrics by F.G. Lorca -              soprano and piano (Milano 2005)

  • Ty                                                                             trumpet, violin and piano (Milano 2006)

  • Rapsodia                                                                violin and harp  (Milano 2006)

  • Kantata Tumska -lyrics by J.D.Telejko-       soloists. chois and orchestra (Wrocław 2009)

  • Le premier Tango                                            Symphony orchestra (Bielsko-Biala 2012)

  • Desnuda  - lyrics by P. Neruda -                      voice and salon orchestra (Erfurt 2012)

  • Suite del regreso - lyrics by F.G. Lorca -      soprano, viola and piano  (Erfurt 2014)

  • Laudatio 2012                                                      choir, 2 pianos and perc. (Der Faust 2012)

  • Erfurter Herbst - quintetto - (Erfurt 2012)

  • Agnus Dei                                                   soloists and orchestra (Wrocław 2012)

  • Pani Walewska                                               libretto by Maciej Wojtyszko

  • Cantilena - harp and cello (Erfurt 2013)

  • Evans                                                                        flute, double bass and piano (Erfurt 2013)

  • Cuatro retratos españoles                              string octet  (Ravensburg 2014)

  • Canción                                                                  Piano Trio No.1 (Erfurt 2013)

  • Toccata per pianoforte (Erfurt 2013)

  • Suite zoologica                                                      for four  cellos  (Erfurt 2012)

  • I delfini di Hurghada                                    string orchestra (Ravensburg 2013)

  • Das Spanische Mädchen                       Piano Trio No.2 (Ravensburg 2014)

  • Bülowstraße                                                         tenor sax, piano, drums (Erfurt 2014)

  • Bodenseesuite                                                         viol, vlc, pf  and strings (Ravensburg 2014)

  • Hommage a Copland                                          clarinet and strings (Erfurt 2014)  

  • Hommage a Takemitsu                                      flute and chamber orchestra (Erfurt 2014)

  • Das Dschungelbuch                                   Musical for kids (Erfurt 2015)

  • Ave Maria                                                              soprano and orchestra (Bytom 2016)

  • Songs for The General                                    voice, violin and piano (New York 2017)

  • Anna's Steps                                                      violin, cello and piano (Cracow 2018)

  • My Vincent                                                        clarinet, violin and piano (Cracow 2018)

  • Malgò                                                                      violin and piano (Bruxelles 2018)

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