Twelve-year-old Croatian superman Frano started playing the guitar already as a two-year-old. At five he gave his first classical concerts at Zagreb Music School. At eight he was a soloist, probably the youngest ever, in Vivaldi's chamber concert in D major for leaning, two violins and continuo.
Frano, who is truly an exceptional musician, did not want to limit himself to just the classical repertoire but got in touch with his great role model, the fingerstyle virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel. The two have subsequently performed a series of well-known concerts, including in Croatia's largest concert hall, Vatroslav Lisinski in Zagreb, Brucknerhaus in Austrian Linz, Teatro Rossetti in Trieste, Italy and the great Philharmonie am Gasteig in Munich. Then Frano was a regular guest artist at Tommy Emmanuel's tour in Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
On his 10th anniversary, Frano participated in a concert together with some of his major role models, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, who is as well as coming to this year's Uppsala International Guitar Festival.
One of Frano's latest projects is an extensive school tour where he introduces other youngsters into the diverse and fascinating world of music. And he does it with music of great classics like Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart, but also contemporary composers like Leo Brouwer and Andrew York. In addition, always songs by Tommy Emmanuel!
Frano is undoubtedly one of the guitar scene's currently most attentive talents.
Do not miss him!