“Franco Cesarini is an outstanding example of what the French describe as “musicien complet”; an excellent instrumentalist, composer and conductor embodied in one person.”

Peter-Lukas Graf


Franco Cesarini:
Composer, Conductor, Flautist and Publisher

Over two years have passed since Edition Franco Cesarini was founded; a debut full of satisfactions and challenges that will see a repertoire of over 35 publications by the end of this year



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Coronation March, Giacomo Meyerbeer, arr. Franco Cesarini

Giacomo Meyerbeer composed  Le Prophète in 1849. In this opera a coronation is preceded by a splendid march. Although the opera itself is rarely performed, the Coronation March has gained a place in the concert repertoire.

Franco Cesarini’s arrangement for concert band of Coronation March stands out for its skillful instrumtation which underlines the powerful sounds of this classic concert march.






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Classic Meets Contemporary

A first  CD that features 8 classical works arranged for concert band by Franco Cesarini and a second CD that includes 6 original pieces by the Maestro. All recorded with the The Royal Netherlands Army Band ‘Johan Wilhelm Friso’, conductor Franco Cesarini.



“Cesarini’s masterly command of orchestration creates appealing tone colors and constantly fluctuating depths of sound. He enthralls us using the allure of instrumental voices, weaving them together before letting them resolve in atmospheres and impressions which leave a lasting impression on the individual listener.”

Maestro Bruno Amaducci,
former Guest Conductor of the Metropolitan Opera in New York,
the Opéra National de Paris, the English Chamber Orchestra and others.

1st October, 2023: Autumn Concert of the Civica Filarmonica di Lugano – Première of Ischia by Antonino Pasculli, arranged by Franco Cesarini

On October 1, the Civica Filarmonica di Lugano conducted by Franco Cesarini will held the Autumn Concert in Lugano (Palazzo dei Congressi). Next to the […]
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Coronation March, arr. by F. Cesarini Performed by The Royal Netherlands Army Band JWF, Franco Cesarini conductor

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01 October


Autumn Concert
Civica Filarmonica di Lugano
Franco Cesarini, Conductor

Palazzo dei Congressi (16:30-18:30h)
Lugano, Switzerland