Mariafrancesca - profile

Mariafrancesca Latella


What’s the best thing about playing with the MCO?

The MCO is a special and great orchestra in which you can feel a big and strong spirit to make music together.

The first piece of music you fell in love with:

Italian operas sung by Maria Callas.

What makes a “perfect” concert?

I think for a perfect concert it is important the right feeling with the other musicians, same musical breath and positive energy to communicate to the audience.

What is the best thing about being a musician?

I think that to be a musician is a precious gift because I can meet people with different cultural backgrounds who enrich myself every day.

If you could play another instrument what would it be?

I would like to play a brass instrument in order to be able to perform such beautiful and majestic parts as in those in Mahler's symphonies.


Mariafrancesca Latella graduated in July 2000 from the Conservatorio di Musica “S.Giacomantonio” in Cosenza, Italy under Antonio Bifano and continued her studies at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna with Alessandro Carbonare.

As a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra and the Schleswig Holstein Festival Orchestra, Mariafrancesca has performed under the baton of Bernard Haitink, Christoph Eschenbach, Herbert Blomstedt, Semyon Bychkov, Sir Colin Davis and Sir John Eliot Gardiner among others.

She has won different prizes at international competitions such as the Rino Viani in Modena, Castrocaro Terme in Forlì and Amilcare Ponchielli in Cremona.

Mariafrancesca Latella currently plays with orchestras such as Les Dissonances in Paris, Orchestra della Toscana in Florence, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Orchestra Leonore in Pistoia and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.