Francesco Braggio is a classical guitarist, teacher and researcher born in Italy and based in Zurich. Because of his inquiring spirit and desire to spread musical theory, he is currently also pursuing a PhD on critical editions of the early manuscripts of the guitarist Ferdinando Carulli under the guidance of Prof. Stephen Goss at Surrey University. Between 2013 and 2015 he completes a Master's in Pedagogy at the University of the Arts of Zurich with Prof. Anders Miolin. In 2013 he finishes the Master's in Music Performance at the Maastricht Conservatorium and graduates in the class of Prof. Carlo Marchione. During the years 2004 to 2011 he obtains the Music Diploma at Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome with Prof. Giuliano Balestra and Prof. Arturo Tallini as well as the certificate of 2nd level of ORFF-SCHULWERK methodology for propaedeutic musical studies for kids from the ages of 4 to 10.
Francesco's passion for music and art leads him, at the age of 22, to theorise and implement a project in which classical and modern art can be transmitted to young people within his local community in Rome. Between 2009 and 2016 he is President and founder of the cultural association “Arte2o” by which he organises musical manifestations, events and musical happenings in Rome and in Italy and through which he founds several musical schools in Rome. Because of the success received, the organisation is still active today and has an important impact on Rome's contemporaneous cultural and musical scene.
In parallel with his musical studies at Santa Cecilia Conservatory, Francesco also pursues his interest for social sciences and graduates, in 2009, from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” with a Bachelor's and Master's in Economic and Social Sciences for Cooperation and Development.