Francesca is a Welsh violinist and independent artist.
Trained in Manchester and London, she works as a freelance musician, composer, collaborator and facilitator.
Apart from violin she performs on musical saw and sings, and has also played shows and recorded on double bass, cello, viola, recorder, sop sax, ukulele and keys.
Within Wales Francesca works actively as a musician. She has taken part in collaborative projects such as 10 Mewn Bws, Golau, Mapio Madoc Creadigol, worked as a facilitator for Literature Wales and numerous youth music organisations, and worked in theatre for Dafydd James & Company. She has performed alongside Gruff Rhys, Cerys Matthews, Catrin Finch and Bryn Terfel.
Outside of Wales, Francesca plays extensively across UK and internationally. She is part of The Paper Cinema's touring team for Odyssey co-produced by Battersea Arts Centre, visiting countries such as China, Taiwan, Brazil, Belgium, Austria, Bosnia and Kuwait.
During her time in London she worked as a classical musician, street busker, played in bands, and collaborated. She has performed with/alongside Quinta, Collectress, Orphans&Vandals, Tom Robinson, Marques Toliver, Marcella Puppini, The Heritage Orchestra, DJ Yoda, Goldie, Secret Cinema, and Giffords Circus.
Her blog My Red Violin details her adventures.