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After years of playing in various band at street parties around Calabria (south italian Region),

In 1995 Franco starts working as piano bar entertainer in clubs and hotels

of his hometown, Amantea, and its vicinity.

He begins his international career in 1996, working in Germany. Although this experience was followed by

contracts in Italy, in Porto Cervo (2000) for example, or the holiday resort Bravo Club (2003),

in 2004 Franco embarks on board of a cruise ship and starts his

5 year long collaboration with Costa Cruise Lines.

He works on these ships:

2004: Costa Mediterranea (4 months)

2005: Costa Tropikale (1 months) ‐ Costa Victoria ( 4 months)

2006: Costa Classica ( 7 months)

2007: Costa Marina (5 months) ‐ Costa Concordia ( 4 months , as Duo Casanova)

2008: Costa Serana (5 and half months , as Duo Casanova)

2009: Costa Victoria (6 months , as Duo Casanova)


Cruising in completely different areas of the globe (Mediterranean Sea, Canary Islands, South‐East Asia, India,

Black Sea, North UAE , North Africa, North Europe) and entertaining passengers from all over the world has

significantly enriched his professional experience.


His repertoire is of course international and colorful, containing pieces of different genres.:

italian, latin, 70's, swing, jazz standards and ballroom dance,

50s, 60s, rock and constantly expanding going by the style and demand of the given audience.

This may include karaoke too.

Franco always keeps to a tasteful performance and a nice interaction with guests.


Franco sings in several languages (english, italian, french, spanish), and speaks fluent italian and english


He also performed in "Maribel" Hotel (**** Superior) in Madonna di Campiglio for 2011 new year's eve and in

Grand Hotel "La Tonnara" (****) in Amantea (Calabria) for 2012.

For 2013 and 2014 new year's eve he played in Hotel "La Tonnara" (****) in Amantea (as Duo Casanova)

From January until June 2014, Franco was working in Japan, as Duo Casanova, at

Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort, in Miyazaki


Since July 2014 he works as solo pianist singer and in december 2014 he had a contract at

Quattro passi, a luxury restaurant in Mayfair, London.

From march until june 2015, Franco was on Viking Rinda river cruise ship in France (7 days cuises from

Paris-Le Pecq to Normandy)

In 2016 he got a contract on Scenic River Cruise ship "Ruby", for cruises in Netherlands and Belgium.


Franco works by land in Italy, at the moment, and plays for weddings and for parties but he is always

open to new opportunities that require live music.

Updated:  October 9, 2018

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