Favorite Quote: “ You see a small child and 88 keys, I see potential"
Professional/Qualifications & Experience:
- Bachelor in Humanities
- Piano Certificate. J.S.Bach Music Academy
Winner of the 2011 Bolivian Junior Chamber International TOYP Award recognizing Outstanding Young Persons. His concerts where live TV broadcasted to Bolivia and the world by ABYA YALA TV and TV CULTURAS.
Since 2005 he began concert tours performing Andean and classical music in Latin American Countries, and he was recognized as “The Summit pianist of andean culture”, by the Chilean press . He was invited as soloist with the Bolivian National Symphony Orchestra in the "National young talents concert" and from 1999 to 2003 he was the official pianist of that institution. He also played as soloist with the Trujillo Symphony Orchestra, Arequipa Symphony Orchestra and Loyola Symphonietta, and he have given masterclasses in different Conservatories and Universities.
On 2010 he releases his first álbum of Andean Fusion Music : “Pacha Kamaq”. The song Orico from this álbum was winner of the Broadjam 9 best song of the month contest. Franco’s music was performed in many important dance shows in Bolivia. On 2012 he was invited by the Japanese ambassador Keiko Watanbe, to perform a special charity concert at the embassy for diplomatic corps. On 2016 he releases his second álbum “OM SHANTI OM” with fusión andean music, this album is planned to be presented on different cities of the world.
On 2016 he was invited touring different cities in Colombia, and he was guest as special cultural ambassador of Andean Music on the “1st International Festival of Traditional and Latin-American music” at Villa de Leyva.