Francesco Sica



Francesco Sica was born in 1985 in Catania into a musical family and received his first violin lesson at the age of 8 with Prof. Vito Imperato. In 2004 he completed his Diploma at the Conservatorio Vincenzo Bellini in Catania and continued his studies for two years with Prof. Felice Cusano at the Scuola di Musica in Fiesole-Florence. Francesco has been prizewinner at several national and international competitions, among them the highly important Biennale di Violino in Vittorio Veneto. His musical development was enriched in masterclasses with Stefano Pagliani, Daniel Rowland, Stephan Milenkovich, Sergey Girshenko and Ivry Glitis.


He served as principal 2nd violin for two years at the Massimo Bellini Theater in Catania and has gone on tour several times with the World Youth Orchestra.


Since 2010 is the violinist of Trio Monte, that has performed at the renowned Schleswig-Holstein and Osnabrück Music Festivals and was broadcast several times throughout Germany in the West German Radio (WDR). The Trio also played at the Mozart Fest in Wuerzburg, in the “Rising Stars” series, at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival, Wigmore Hall in London and Laeiszhalle in Hamburg.


 He studied violin at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in the class of Priya Mitchell and chamber music at the renowned “Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia” in Madrid with prof. Ralf Gothoni.