Francesco Di Fiore, pianist and composer, was born in Palermo, Italy. He studied piano, harpsichord and composition with several teachers including Harald Hossberger, Bruno Canino, Peter Toperczer and Eliodoro Sollima in Palermo, Vienna and Prague. In 1986, he began his piano career performing hundreds of classical and contemporary concerts throughout Europe, China, Japan and the US. Stylistically, his music falls into the post-modern post-minimalist area. Alongside music for piano, his compositions include chamber and orchestral music, film soundtracks and stage music. In 2011 he created a unique project called “Miniature 2011” in which he composed a new piece each week and presented it to the internet. The project yielded 53 compositions totalling around three and a half hours of new music. He has won several piano competitions in Italy in addition to winning “XV Internationales Kammermusik Festival Austria Waldviertel” in Austria. He records with the Dutch Label Zephir Records and his most recent album “Pianosequenza - Piano Music in Film” was well received critically and charted in the top five for the best contemporary albums released in 2015 by the Italian newspaper “Il Manifesto”.