Franco Ferrara (Palermo, 4 July 1911 – Florence, 6 September
1985) was an Italian conductor.
After obtaining diplomas in piano, violin, organ and musical
composition at the Conservatory of Bologna, Ferrara began his career
as violin player in Bologna, in Rome and in Florence, with the
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (1933 – 1940).
Encouraged to take on conducting, he debuted in 1938 in Florence
beginning a brilliant career. In 1948, he retired from conducting in
public concerts owing to poor health, but he kept conducting for
records and he was engaged as a teacher at the Accademia Nazionale di
Santa Cecilia in Rome.
Ferrara was also present on 14 occasions at the Accademia Musicale
Chigiana in Siena, Italy. Between 1964 and 1985, he lectured on
conducting. His classes were attended by students from around the
world, many of whom began brilliant careers that brought them onto the
international music scene. Between 1974 and 1975, Ferrara also
lectured on conducting at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.
Franco Ferrara enjoyed a worldwide career. He held
lectures at the
Radio Netherlands Worldwide
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