|CONDUCTOR, COMPOSER (ITALY)|
BORN 4 Jul 1911, Palermo, Sicilia - DIED 7 Jul 1985, Firenze, Toscana|
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Monumentale del Verano, Piazzale del Verano, 1 (Altipiano Pincetto, riquadro 15, tomba 11)
Franco Ferrara studied at the Conservatory in Bologna and worked as a violin player in Bologna, Rome and from 1933 to 1940 in Florence with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino orchestra. In 1938 he started conducting with great succes. In 1948 bad health forced him to conduct public concerts. He became a teacher at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and continued to conduct at recordings.
Between 1964 and 1985 he gave classes all over the world that were attended by hundreds of students. Among his pupils were Riccardo Chailly and Riccardo Muti. From 1958 to 1973 he also lectured on Dutch international radio. He was also the conductor of many film scores.
Franco Ferrara - Wikipedia