Music Director and co-founder of Orchestra Olimpia, an all-female symphonic ensemble, Francesca Perrotta promotes the gender professionalism and the dissemination of the works of female composers. With Orchestra Olimpia she conducted important artists such as Haerim Elizabeth Lee, Elena Denisova and Valentina Mastrangelo, she hosted an interview with Marin Alsop and above all she established a partnership with the afghan Zohra Orchestra, currently established in Lisbon after the return of the Taliban in their country.
Francesca took part as a speaker at the TEDx Siena 2021 held at the Accademia Chigiana with a speech on “Priorities: music can do it!” and she represented the Pesaro municipality – UNESCO Creative city of Music – at the 2024 Italian Culture Capital’s audition in front of the Italian Ministry of Culture as a speaker and as a conductor leading Orchestra Olimpia.
Francesca conducted the Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta, the FORM – Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, the Filarmonica Gioachino Rossini and served as the Music Director of the OSIM Youth Orchestra, adhering to the “Orchestra System” by José Antonio Abreu, within the Mirella Freni’s Cubec in Modena. She has been assistant to the conductor Romolo Gessi with the Tartini Symphony Orchestra in Trieste.
In 2019 she participated in the competition “Progetto Johannes Brahms” and she has been chosen by the jury chaired by Donato Renzetti as a finalist to conduct Brahms Symphony n. 3 at the Teatro Rossini in Pesaro.
Pianist with solid classical experience background as a soloist, chamber musician and repetiteur, Francesca studied orchestra conducting with Romolo Gessi graduating brilliantly at the European Conducting Academy in Vicenza (Italy). She also attended Masterclass Julius Kalmar, Lior Shambadal, Sigmund Thorp and Donato Renzetti.
Francesca is currently attending the Master degree in Orchestra Conducting with professor Manlio Benzi at the Rossini Conservatoire in Pesaro, where she also studied Composition.
She graduated in Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Salento by discussing a thesis on “The nibelungic material in Wagner’s work”.