Francesco Lanzillotta was born in Rome in 1977. He graduated in Conducting under the guidance of Bruno Aprea and in Composition, with full marks, with Luciano Pelosi.
He specialized in Conducting with M Harold Faberman in New York at Bard College, and with George Phelivanian in Madrid. He also studied piano with M°Velia De Vita.
One of the youngest emerging conductors in the Italian musical scene, in the last years he conducted in some of the most important Italian theatres. He is regularly invited by Orchestras such as “Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese (L’Aquila – Italy)”, “Orchestra di Stato Libanese (Lebanon)”, “Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Varna (Bulgaria)”, “Orchestra Tito Schipa di Lecce (Italy)”, “Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio (Italy)”, “Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice (Genova – Italy)”, “I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano (Italy)”, “Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina (Florence – Italy)”, “Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta (Italy), “Jonde Orchestra (Spain)”, “Orchestra dell’Università Cattolica (Roma-Italy)”, “Orchestra La Grecia (Catanzaro – Italy), “Orchestra della Magna Grecia (Taranto – Italy), Orchestra del Conservatorio di S. Cecilia (Rome- Italy).
Francesco Lanzillotta has been invited as a conductor several times by “Accademia Filarmonica Romana (Rome)”; in 2009 he conducted Strawinsky’s Histoire du soldat with Gruppo Strumentale Musica d’Oggi and with the actor Luigi Maio, performing it in the main Theatres in Rome. For the same Institution he will conduct the oratory Saint Nicolas by Britten in december 2010.
After his début in July 2010 with Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci at Varna Opera House (Bulgaria), he has been appointed Principal Visiting Conductor for 2010-2011 season and he will inaugurate this position conducting Le Nozze di Figaro on December 2010.
In the next autumn, he will also make his début with “Orchestra della Radio di Sofia (Sofia- Bulgaria)” and the “Korean Philharmonic Orchestra” in Seoul (Korea).
In 2010-2011 season he will also conduct Carmen.
As a composer Lanzillotta has composed the music for several works for theatre and sound-tracks for shorts and films such as Piccole cose di valore non quantificabile, Nessun Messaggio in segreteria and Viaggio in Italia by Paolo Genovese and Luca Minero and collaborated with Nanni Moretti for the film Il Caimano. He also composed the music for the ballets L’Angelo Azzurro and Narciso, produced and performed by the company Astra Roma Ballet by Diana Ferrara.
In 2010 the “Accademia Nazionale di Danza” in Rome commissioned him to compose the music for the ballet to be performed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy.
First prize in 2005 in the prestigious “Valentino Bucchi” International competition , first prize in 2007 in the “Nino Rota” Composition Competition, he also won the special mention at the “Oreste Sindici” Composition Competition in 2004.In the same year he was one of the finalists in the “Vieri Tosatti” Composition Competition and in 2007 he won the prize “Fontane di Roma” for the music of the ballet Narciso”.
In 2008 he won the “Enap” prize for his artistic activity as a conductor.
He has recorded for VDM Records Lucio Gregoretti’s opera L’ultimo avventore in distribution in 2010.