Francesca Verunelli studied composition with Rosario Mirigliano and piano with Stefano Fiuzzi at the Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini in Florence where she earned both diplomas summa cum laude. She concluded her studies at the Accademia Santa Cecilia, with Azio Corghi.
She went on to attend IRCAM’s cursus in Composition and Computer Music.
The same year, at La Biennale di Venezia, she was awarded the “Leone d’argento” prize.
She received commissions from important musical institutions and festivals such as IRCAM, NeueVocalsolisten Stuttgart, La Biennale di Venezia, Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France, Milano Musica, Accentus Chamber Choir, Lucerne Symphonic Orchestra, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, Court-Circuit, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, GMEM de Marseille, CIRM de Nice, the French State, the FACE Foundation, International Contemporary Ensemble.
She has been composer in residence at Ircam, at GMEM of Marseille, at Casa de Velasquez (Madrid – 2015/2016) et at Villa Médicis (Académie de France à Rome – 2016/17).
The Zaïde Quartet tour – from November 2015 to August 2016 - brought her Secondo Quartetto, commission of the ECHO – Rising Stars program, in Köln, Luxembourg, Baden Baden, Barcelone, Paris, Budapest, Vienne, Hambourg, Bruxelles, Amsterdam, Birmingham, Londres, Lisbonne, Stockholm, Porto.
In October 2017 Michael Schmid will premiere the first part of a 45′ cycle for player-piano and flute : Man sitting at the piano I. The third part of the cycle - Piano (without the man) sitting – having been premiered in Rome at Swimming is Saving exposition curated by Chiara Parisi.
During next Eclat Festival (February 2018) Séverine Ballon will premiere Ultimi Fiori II for solo cello.
Upcoming projects include a new work for Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra (@Rainy Days, November 2018), a new work for Béla Quartet and pianist Bertrand Chamayou as well as her third string quartet for Diotima quartet.