Francesco Fiore, born in Rome, completed his studies at Santa Cecilia Conservatory, Rome, with Maestros Lina Lama and Massimo Paris. He subsequently improved his skills with Maestro Bruno Giuranna at the W. Stauffer Foundation in Cremona. Winner of several prizes, he soon undertook an intense concert activity, being a regular guest of the most prestigious Associations and Festivals in Italy and abroad. As for the chamber music activity he has collaborated with artists like Salvatore Accardo, Boris Belkin, Uto Ughi, , Pierre Amoyal, Renata Scotto, Bruno Canino, Alfons Kontarskj, Alexander Mazdar, Michele Campanella, Andrea Lucchesini, Rocco Filippini, Alain Meunier, Bruno Giuranna, Franco Petracchi, Gabriele Pieranunzi, Rainer Kussmaul, Pavel Vernikov, David Lively. He has recorded CDs for RCA, ASV, FONIT CETRA, FONÉ and MUSIKSTRASSE. Since 1991 he has been principal viola of the Teatro dell’Opera Orchestra in Rome; he has also played as principal viola with the Milan Teatro alla Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, the National RAI Orchestra, the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra and, invited by Salvatore Accardo, with the Orchestra da Camera Italiana. He has taught in the Superior Courses at various Italian Conservatories (Rome, Latina, Fermo). He plays a Joseph Hill viola, London 1774, and a Raffaele Fiorini viola d’amore, Bologna 1894.