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Francesco Pavan
Francesco Pavan - Biography
Treviso, 1975


E-mail: [email protected]
Sehen (2008)
for ensemble
ArsPublica Editions
O vos omnes (2007)
for soprano, contralto, tenore, basso and 2 choirs
ArsPublica Editions

Instrument: Conductor

Francesco Pavan obtained the diploma in piano with full marks at the “Benedetto Marcello” Conservatoire of Venice. In the same institute he took a degree in choral music and choral conductorship, in composition and a master degree (2nd level diploma) in piano with full marks.
He took part in the piano postgraduate scholarship “Hortus Niger” in Croatia (1999), in advanced studies of piano at the “Fondazione S. Cecilia” of Portogruaro- Venice (2000 - 2001) and in the piano master class of Walter Krafft in Venice (2001).
He took part in the 45° and 41° Internazionalen Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt (Germany) where he attended lessons with Georges Aperghis, Brian Ferneyhough, Enno Poppe, Toshio Hosokawa, Isabel Mundry, Tristan Murail, Emanuel Nunes, Robert HP Platz and Wolfgang Rihm.
He parteciped in the Impuls 7th International Ensemble - and Composers-Academy for Contemporary Music 2011 in Graz (Austria) ) where he attended lessons with Klaus Lang, Pierluigi Billone and Georg Friedrich Haas.
His piano pieces “Foglie d’ombra” and “Valle di Ghiaccio” have been selected and performed in the seminars “Compositori a confronto” 2002 and 2003 in Reggio Emilia (Italy) where he also attended the workshops of Sylvano Bussotti, Giacomo Manzoni, Nicola Sani, Alessandro Solbiati, Gabrio Taglietti and Giovanni Verrando.
His compositions have been commissioned and performed during festivals as “Festival 5 giornate” 2011 (Milan – Italy), “Impuls” 2011 (Graz – Austria), ”Musiche in mostra” 2010 (Torino- Italy), Zukunft(s)musik 2010 (Augsburg – Germany), Freies Musikzentrum 2010 (Stuttgart – Germany), “Nuovi Spazi Musicali” 2010 (Roma- Italy), “Deste el Este al Oeste” (Argentina), Soundscape 2010 (Italy), “Firenze Estate” 2010“ (Italy), Sul filo delle emozioni” 2010 (Brescia – Italy), “Immaginare la musica” 2009/2010 (Italy), 53° Biennale di Venezia “Il corpo del suono” 2009 (Italy), Festival Die “Unerhörte Musik” Berlin 2009 (Germany), Festival Rebus 2009 and 2010 (Milano – Italy), “Correnti” 2009 (Pescara – Italy), Trelleborg Piano Festival 2009 (Sweden), Brinkhallin Kesäkonsertit 2009 (Finland), Astra Music Festival 2007 and 2008 (Australia), Canti di Vita in Tempo di Peste 2005 (Italy), XXIX° Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte of Montepulciano 2004 (Italy), Teatrino Groggia Seasons 2006 and 2007 (Italy), “Compositori a confronto” editions 2002 – 2003 – 2005 (Italy), Il Canto di Metastasio 1999 (Italy).
He composed and performed the music for the monologue of Dino Villatico "Voi che ascoltate” (Venice – Italy, Teatro La Fenice – 2005).
In October 2006 he has been selected and he attended the masterclass for composers of Klangforum Wien during the 50th International Festival of Contemporary Music – Venice Biennale and he has been selected in the seminar “De Musica” 2010 of Beat Furrer in Rome.
He has studied orchestral conductorship with Emilio Pomàrico in Milan and in July 2007 he took part in the conducting master class of Donato Renzetti in Pescara (Italy).
In May 2005 he conducted at the Ring – Ring Festival of Contemporary Music in Belgrade works by Enrico Correggia, Franco Donatoni, Pierluigi Tanzi and Iannis Xenakis for the international “Sonora Project” by Federazione Cemat.
From December 2005 he is the principal conductor of the italian Youth Orchestra “Giovani Musicisti Veneti”. He is founder and conductor of FramEnsemble. His works are published by ArsPublica, Sconfinarte and Aliamusica Records .

Updated to 2014