Italian baroque oboist and flutist Roberto De Franceschi began his journey into the early music world soon after finishing his modern flute diploma. He studied baroque flute with Sergio Balestracci and Marcello Gatti before taking up the baroque oboe in 2008. Since then he has studied baroque oboe with Paolo Faldi in Vicenza, Marie Wolf in Vienna, and Paolo Grazzi in Verona.
Besides his successes with Camerata Bachiensis, he has been a prize-winner in many early music competitions, including the 3rd International Competition "Maurizio Pratola" in L'Aquila (2013, 3rd prize with his group La Rosa dei Venti) and the 13th Chamber Music National Prize "Arcangelo Corelli" in Fusignano (2004, 1st prize).
He has taken part in various masterclasses and seminars with some of the most renowned specialists in the field of early music, and he is regularly invited to perform with orchestras and ensembles for concerts and recordings in Italy and abroad. Among them: Vox Luminis, Concerto Köln, Academia Montis Regalis, Il Pomo d'Oro, La Divina Armonia, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle and Camerata Orchestra Athens. He has also played in many important festivals, including Oude Muziek in Utrecht, Festival d'Ambronay, International Early Music Festival in St. Petersburg, Mozartfest Würzburg, Grandezze e Meraviglie in Modena, Bachfest in Leipzig, Händelfestspiele Halle, Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Les Baroquiales in Sospel, Festival Galuppi in Venezia and others.
He also works as a Computer Engineer and is strongly interested in audio recording and Sound Engineering.