Francesco Ticciati

Composer, born 07.12.1887, Vienna, died 01.10.1964, Santa Monica, USA


Biography

Francesco Ticciati arrived in the UK around 1901 as a music student.

Whilst in the UK he married Miggi Stierli and lived in Maida Vale before later moving to Amersham in Buckinghamshire. It seems that he decided to remain simply because he liked the UK.

Francesco studied with the pianist Boccaccini, who had himself studied with Busoni, and worked as a composer, concert pianist, lecturer and piano teacher. He composed a concerto for the oboist Leon Goossens and also performed eight times at the Proms between 1920 and 1923. This included a performance at the First Night in 1921.

During the Second World War he gave concerts and lectures at the Music Studio in Chestnut Close in Amersham. This was a cultural forum for the influx of refugees, evacuees and displaced Londoners who had arrived in Amersham, many of whom were artists, authors, musicians and academics.

Francesco died in 1949 in Amersham.

Francesco has two great-grandsons active in classical music today: the conductor Robin Ticciati and his elder brother, the violinist Hugo Ticciati.


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