Franziska Fleischanderl is an expert of Italian 18th-century-salterio-playing. She is researching the salterio’s history and playing techniques, and brings its original repertoire back to life. She is founder and director of the ensemble IL DOLCE CONFORTO. Their two CDs “Sacred Salterio” and “Salterio italiano” were internationally reviewed and premiered. Franziska plays an original instrument from 1725, built by Michele Barbi.
Franziska Fleischanderl was born in Linz (AT). It was an unforgettable moment for her, as she heard for the first time in her life, at the age of four, the sound of a salterio. She immediately fell in love with its clear, ethereal sound. Meanwhile she graduated two master-studies with extinction in Linz and Basel under Karl-Heinz Schickhaus, Hopkinson Smith and Rudi Lutz and gives concerts and conferences in Europe, and overseas. She performed with ensembles such as the baroque orchestra La Cetra, Sollazzo ensemble, La Ritirata, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, or Tonkünstlerorchester Niederösterreich and gave concerts at the Oude Muziek Festival Utrecht, the Styriarte, the Händel-Festspiele Göttingen, or at the Donaueschinger Musikwochen a.o. Franziska was involved in many CD- and radioproductions by ORF, BR, SWR, Deutsche Grammophon, Glossa and Christophorus.