Photo: Davide Cerati

Italian-American violinist Francesca Dego has signed an exclusive recording deal with Chandos Records. For her first release, due in late February 2021, she celebrates the legacy of Niccol√≤ Paganini with a recording of works inspired by the great violinist and performed on the his violin, the fabled “Il Cannone”.

Future releases include the Mozart violin concertos with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under the baton of Sir Roger Norrington.

Francesca’s discography so far includes a recording of the Violin Concerto by Wolf-Ferrari, together with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Daniele Rustioni, and Suite Italienne, a recital album with her duo partner Francesca Leonardi in which the two artists pays homage to the aesthetic and influence of twentieth-century Italian musical style.