Francisco Carbonell (Valencia, Spain) completed his studies in Composition at the Conservatory of Music of Valencia, where we also studied Orchestra Conducting and Organ. He moved to Rome to continue his studies in Composition at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, where he obtained the highest level of qualification, “Summa cum Laude”. He also studied Organ, Gregorian Chant, Piano, Liturgy, Latin and Choral Conducting at the same institute. He has been a member of the “Cappella Giulia”, the choir of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome for two years. He served as an organist in many churches in Rome like the papal basilica of St. Lawrence or the church of the Pantheon. He is currently the Music Director and Organist at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Indianapolis, Indiana; the oldest catholic church in the city and former cathedral.
Francisco has been awarded in fifteen international composition competitions and his music has been performed in Australia, England, Finland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Scotland, Spain and United States by prestigious choirs like Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford or The Australian Voices. He is currently working on a choral work commissioned by the University of Bristol upon the old Hispanic Christian chant, to be premiered in 2017. He was a member of the jury at the 2015 Rimini International Choral Competition.
Francisco is married and has two daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, cycling, music and reading.