Francesco Maria Mancarella is an Italian composer and pianist. He graduated from the “Tito Schipa” Conservatory in Lecce in jazz piano and in audiovisual industry technologies with a master’s degree in movies soundtrack composition and scoring. He has various record publications as author, composer, music director and artistic producer. He invented and patented “The Painting Piano”with which he has been reviewed on national and international magazines, radio and television such as: Classic FM, Millionaire, “Corriere Innovazione”, “Corriere della sera”, RadioRai2 (Caterpillar), RadioRai3, Tv2000, TeleNorba, Rai 1 , Rai3, Fox etc .. He is the winner of the MEDIMEX MusicUp as “Makers of new musical technologies”, of the Festivalshow as the author of the song “the Carillon of compromises” and of Postepay Crowd.
He performed for “Piano City” in Piazza Duomo in Milan and on the prestigious stages of the “Calatafimi” Festival, Baroque Award, Arena di Verona, Noah Festival, Maker Faire, Piano Lab and many others.
He collaborated with great orchestras at national and international level such “Bulgarian National Symphony Orchestra” (Sofia), “Italian rhytmosphonic orchestra (channel 5)”, “Souther Est Europe Orchestra”. In 2019 he received the “Likes it” quality seal from the prestigious “JazzIt” magazine for the disc “Shares”.
Within the same recording project, he played with the guitarist Luca Colombo. He has performed in theaters throughout Italy since 2017 alongside the actor Enrico Lo Verso and with Ettore Bassi, Michele Mirabella, Sade Mangiaracina, Radiodervish, Enzo De Caro. He opened the concerts of Francesco De Gregori, Paola Turci and collaborated with Sud Sound System and Matteo Cazzato (Amici 18). In December 2019, he performed on Rai 1 during the TV show “I Soliti ignoti” conducted by Amadeus together performing with “the painting piano”.
He is under a recording contract with INRI Classic with which he released his second solo album.