Francesco Loi was born in 1975 in Sardinia, Italy, and approached to the flute when he was only six years old,and he graduated with highest marks at Conservatory of Cagliari when he was seventeen years old, under the guide of M° Salvatore Saddi.
In 1994 he met Massimo Mercelli and began a flautistic and musical study that allow him to play in a lot of festivals and exhibitions, to win competitions and to overtake the audition to come in Superior Conservatory of music of Geneva (Switzerland) in the class of Maxence Larrieu where, two years later, he obtained the “Premier Prix de virtuositè avec distinction”.
From this moment he won many competitions: Ponchielli in Cremona, Yamaha in Milan, the prestigious Cilea of Palmi.
For his soloist activity he played with very important orchestras such as “Solisti aquilani”, “Camerata strumentale città di Prato”, “Deutchekammervirtuosen”, “Carlo Felice” of Genova and “Orpheus chamber orchestra” of New York.
He performed for “Amici della musica” of Florence and Bologna, festival “From Bach to Bartok” of Imola, “Teatro Massimo” of Palermo, music festival of Erl, Ravenna Festival.
He played for concerts in France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, China, Japan, Cuba.
From 1995 until 1997 he was first flute of “Orchestra Giovanile italiana”.
In 2000 he obtained the Solo Flute role at the “Teatro Carlo Felice” of Genova, role owned not permanent in “San Carlo” of Naples, “ Teatro comunale” of Bologna, “Teatro dell’Opera” of Rome, “Maggio musicale fiorentino”, “Arturo Toscanini Philharmonic orchestra”, “Teatro dell’Opera” of Parma, “Orchestra Mozart” of Claudio Abbado as well, “Orchestra Filarmonica e del Teatro alla Scala” of Milano.
His first flute activity allowed him to perform under the direction of Carlo Maria Giulini, Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Metha, Eliahu Imbal, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Daniel Harding, Myung-Whun Chung, Alexander Vedernikov, Franco Rossi, Daniel Oren, Juanjo Mena, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Gary Bertini, Fabio Luisi.
He is a guest artist of Falaut festival, an international show about world of flute, that has guests sush as Emmanuel Pahud, Maxence Larrieu and Sir James Galway.
From January to May 2011 Francesco was invited by Davide Formisano to play as Solo Flute in Teatro alla Scala of Milano.