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5 Jul 2016
"Biology doesn't fully explain dePasquale's admirable programming instincts, opening this recital (which launched her debut recording) with the challenging Chaconne from Bach's Second Partita. She was neither too flashy nor too fast, and her phras...
24 Jun 2016
DePasquale has a beautiful tone and impressive technique. There’s a lovely reading of the Bach Partita No.2 in D Minor for Solo Violin, and a really strong extended melodic line in Messiaen’s Thème et Variations. Paola Prestini’s very effective Oc...
23 May 2016
"Listen to her "Partita No. 2" by J.S. Bach, at the opening of her Cd, and you know right away whom you're dealing with: this is why Francesca de Pasquale is Itzhak Perlman's protégé. Her technique is quite remarkable, very elegant; and she captur...
15 Apr 2016
Violinist Francesca dePasquale returned to the stage of the WCR Center for the Arts Friday night for a concert, presented by the Friends of Chamber Music of Reading. Coming from a family of distinguished musicians...dePasquale could be expected to...
15 Apr 2016
Francesca dePasquale was still a toddler when she asked where her violin was. "Everyone in my life was playing an instrument, so I though that's just what human beings did," she recalls. "Why didn't I have one?" DePasquale is bringing her violin ...
5 Apr 2016
Philadelphia Inquirer review by Peter Dobrin of Francesca's PCMS recital debut.
28 Mar 2016
Though many violinists grapple more aggressively with the grand architectural edifice sketched out by the unaccompanied violin, dePasquale exhibits great care for the actual sound of the piece. Distinctive indeed. One could even say it sounds like...
22 Feb 2016
Perlman’s protégé is joined by Meng-Chieh Liu on piano for an album of Bach, Schumann, Bartók, Messiaen, Korngold and a newly commissioned work by Paola Prestini. “A beautiful musician, very artistic. She’s remarkable.” – Itzhak Perlman “dePas...
24 Oct 2015
Francesca is the recipient of the 2015 Young Artist of the Year Award from the Classical Recording Foundation in recognition of her upcoming debut album.
4 Oct 2015
Francesca joins the faculty at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts.
31 May 2014
Click here for Francesca's interview with Jack Price on the Jack Price Radio Show.
8 Apr 2014
Featured article on Francesca and her two-year career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts! Click the link above to read the Philadelphia Daily News piece.
8 Apr 2014
More press coverage for Francesca's two-year career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts! Click the link above for the Philadelphia Inquirer Article.
7 Apr 2014
Francesca is the recipient of a two-year career grant from the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts! Click the link above for the New York Times announcement.
1 Feb 2014
Francesca is the MusicalAmerica February 2014 New Artist of the Month
25 Mar 2013
The best was yet to come. Out on stage came the lovely young violinist, Francesca dePasquale, to perform the Bruch G Minor Violin Concerto. Her biographical information in the printed program described the usual competitions and early appearances ...
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