A versatile, charismatic and sensitive artist, Francesca Canali (Mag.art. PhD) leads an intensive international career as an acclaimed flute soloist, chamber musician, pedagogue and researcher.

She plays a wide and eclectic repertoire that ranges from baroque to contemporary music and has performed in major venues and at renowned international festivals throughout Europe, South and Central America, Africa, Russia and Japan.

She devotes moreover herself to international music education projects and interdisciplinary researches in the fields of music and art education, musician’s physiology and medicine, performance science, giftedness, empowerment and potential development.

Francesca Canali is a prizewinner of many national and international solo and chamber music competitions including the 1st Prize of the celebrated Maria Canals international Competition in Barcelona (2001).

Currently based in Salzburg (Austria), she is a very successful pedagogue and a sought-after teacher at international master classes, seminars and workshops. She is professor of flute and chamber music/ensemble at the Kalaidos Musikhochschule in Zurich and at the Landesmusikschulwerk Oberösterreich and she is moreover regularly invited as a tutor for the woodwinds of international youth orchestras, and as a lecturer, expert and speaker at numerous congresses, institutions and music universities all around the world.

She has brilliantly graduated from some of the most renowned Universities of Music in Rome, Paris and Salzburg and has studied by some of the most celebrated contemporary flutists such as Irena Grafenauer, James Galway, Michael Kofler, Patrick Gallois, Maxence Larrieu and Angelo Persichilli.

Furthermore, she was awarded the academic degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in music science and pedagogy cum Laude at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg.

Her diverse and parallel activities as an artist, pedagogue, and scientist enable her to ground all artistic and pedagogical main themes of musical practice and pedagogy on extensive scientific knowledge and expertise.

Based on the results of more than twenty years of interdisciplinary research, Francesca Canali has developed an innovative holistic pedagogical approach to flute and music pedagogy and her own instrumental pedagogical model.

A comprehensive publication of her research and method will be published soon.


For more detailed information see profiles: Musician – Pedagogue – Researcher/Scientist