Francesco Bongiorno graduated at the Amsterdam Conservatory in 2011 in Jazz drums under the guidance of professors Martijn Vink, Lucas van Merwijk and Marcel Serierse. Bongiorno has also achieved the last year of study in classical piano at the V.Bellini conservatorium in Palermo and from the age of 13 he won five National piano Competitions including scholarships. In Amsterdam Francesco takes part in various pop/jazz/world music music projects such as Ahaddaf quartet, Levi Silvanie, Francesca Pichel project with whom he tours around the world. Francesco is also specialized in African music and in Indian improvisation techniques. Since 3 years he’s busy also composing music for films and for commercials.
“ Filippo is an excellent guitar player, arranger and composer. I have experienced playing with him on stage many times and his playing is always super solid as well as virtuoso. I’ve asked him also to record some guitars for the music I have composed for a short movie and this is my feedback: very fast, precise and pro quality recording and he knows exactly what has to be done before you even ask! ”