“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.

Passacaglia and Fugue in C-minor BWV 582, J.S. Bach, arr. Franco Cesarin

The Passacaglia is a set of instrumental variations based on an ostinato bass. In Franco Cesarini’s arrangement for large wind orchestra, the particularly careful interpretation of the original piece enables him to exploit all the sound colors at his disposal, and in this sumptuous guise Bach’s work also takes on a grandiose dimension, albeit tinged with late-Romanticism.

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.

Edition Franco Cesarini successfully launched in the USA at the 77th Midwest Clinic, December 20 – 22, 2023

Mission Statement: “The Midwest Clinic strengthens international instrumental music education through extensive professional development opportunities, inspirational experiences and cultivation of rewarding professional relationships.” The Midwest Clinic […]
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Passacaglia and Fugue in C-Minor BWV 582
Franco Cesarini, Performed by Civica Filarmonica di Lugano, Franco Cesarini conductor

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12 May


Concert for Mother’s Day
Civica Filarmonica di Lugano
Franco Cesarini, Conductor

Piazza della Riforma (10:30h)
Lugano, Switzerland

19 May


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Civica Filarmonica di Lugano
Franco Cesarini, Conductor

Faido (13:30h)
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