Prizes & Awards

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„Francesca Canali melds technical prowess and an extremely wide expressiveness of tone colors with an intense musical sensitivity and an extraordinary charismatic, emotional and communicative stage presence.“

Jacques Pernoo – President of the Jury of the 47th Maria Canals International Music Competition – Barcelona 2001


Francesca Canali is a prizewinner of many national and international solo and chamber music competitions such as the Franz Schubert International Music Competition – Ovada-GE (Italy) in both categories “Soloists with Orchestras” and “Chamber Music”, the Francesco Cilea Flute Competition – Palmi-RC (Italy), the Giulio Viozzi International Chamber Music Competition – Trieste (Italy), the Concorso Internazionale di Musica da Camera di Portogruaro (VE), the Alexander Tansmann International Competition of Music Personalities – Lodz (Poland) and the Giulio Krakamp International Flute Competition – Torre del Greco-NA (Italy).

In 2001 she won the 1st prize at the prestigious Maria Canals International Music Competition in Barcelona and in 2004 she was chosen from among all the competition winners as the soloist for the celebratory concert at the Palau de la Musica Catalana as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the competition.

Furthermore, Francesca Canali has been awarded several times by various institutions such as the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Art (Würdigungspreis), the Mozarteum Music University (Leistungsstipendium), the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, the Universität der Künste (UdK) in Berlin, the City of Salzburg (AIRStip 2020), the Accademia Chigiana of Siena (Diploma d’onore).

She has been a scholarship holder of European orchestras and chamber music academies such as the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Scuola Internazionale di Alto Perfezionamento Musicale in Saluzzo (To) and the Accademia Chigiana in Siena.


Concert at the Palau de la Musica Catalana of Barcelona