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, Court-Circuit ensemble, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, GMEM de Marseille, CIRM de Nice, the French State, the FACE Foundation, Wittener Tage für neue Kammermusik, International Contemporary Ensemble, Donaueschinger MusikTage, ECLAT, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Klangforum Wien, Musica Viva – Munich.
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).
In 2019 Klangforum Wien commissioned the last part of a 45′ cycle for player-piano and flute : Wo.man sitting at the piano I – Piano (without the wo.man) sitting – Wo.man sitting at the piano II. The whole cycle has been premiered by Vera Fischer at Wiener Konzerthaus in February 2020.
During the summer of 2021, she will be composer in residence at Festival des Quators du Luberon, where the Zaïde Quartet will premiere Unfolding II.
Upcoming projects also include Tune and retune II for SWR Orchestra (@Donaueschinger Musiktage 2022) and an accordion concerto for Krassimir Sterev which will be premiered on the 3rd of December of 2021 in Munich.