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Francis Biggi

Biggi entered the Colleges of Milan and Siena where he studied medieval background and the annals of medieval music. In the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland, he was the 1st musician to make the diploma of soloist in middle ages lute. In the 1980s, Biggi helped set up two of the very most important ensembles specialized in middle ages Italian music: Alia Mvsica and Ars Italica. He in addition has participated in shows with many Western ancient music organizations: the Ferrara Outfit of Basel, the ensemble A seis voces located in Paris, the ensemble Micrologus in Assisi, as well as the Outfit Hesperion XX of Barcelona. Since 1992, he offers aimed Basel’s ensemble Lucidarium. In both tasks of instrumentalist and ensemble movie director, he has produced numerous recordings within the Tactus, Auvidis-Astrée, Polygram, Quadrivium, Digital Empreinte, and Florentia Musicae brands. He has provided several radio broadcasts and keeps seminars and shows programs in the lute and in the annals and interpretation of music from the medieval period.

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