"Francesco Corti was born in Arezzo, Italy, in a musical family in 1984. As a young child, he was taught by his mother, Anna Seggi, and then by Giordano Giustarini.
He studied organ in the class of Wijnand van de Pol at the Conservatorio Morlacchi in Perugia, where he graduated with highest marks and mention in 2004.
He then studied harpsichord at the Conservatoire de Musique of Geneva with Alfonso Fedi. He is currently continuing his studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Bob van Asperen (harpsichord). He has also attended masterclasses with C. Rousset, G. Leonhardt, M. Meyerson, B. Winsemius, E. Kooiman, L. Tamminga, L. F. Tagliavini at important musical institutions such as the Zomerakademie voor Organisten of Haarlem, the Académie Musicale de Villecroze and the Accademia Chigiana di Siena (where he received a "Diploma di Merito"). From 2000 to 2004, he was organist at the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieve in Arezzo.
He was awarded in international competitions for harpsichord, organ, and chamber music and in 2006 he obtained the first prize of harpsichord at the XV International "Johann Sebastian Bach" Competition in Leipzig. In 2007 he was awarded the second prize at the Bruges Harpsichord Competition.
As a soloist, he has appeared in numerous concerts all over Europe, in the USA, in Mexico and in New Zealand. He plays with famous early music groups suc as Ensemble les Musiciens du Louvre (M.Minkowski), Le Concert des Nations (J. Savall), Zefiro (A. Bernardini), Ensemble Elyma (G. Garrido), and Musica ad Rhenum (j. Wentz).
His first solo recording (Harpsichord suites by Lous Couperin, recorded on the original Ruckers Harpsichod conserved in Neuchâtel, Switzerland) has been published in 2007 by the label Genuin. "
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