Francesco Taskayali (Rome, July 4 1991) is a young Italian-Turkish composer and pianist who started composing his own music at the age of thirteen.
He recorded and released by himself 3 successful albums: Emre (2010), LeVent (2011) e Flying (2014), accompanied by long tours around Italy and all over the world. In 2016 he signed with the label INRI Classic, with whom he released two of his albums: Wayfaring (2017) and Homecoming (2019). His talent, capable of blending the study of classical authors with modern and contemporary styles ranging from Keith Jarrett’s jazz to Ludovico Einaudi’s minimalism, is characterized by a surprising eclecticism. The themes covered by Master Taskayali in his musical storytelling are many: in addition to a life of travels, sounds, personal and introspective experiences between West and Middle East, the Italian-Turkish composer turns his gaze also towards the outside and anything that hits his human and artistic sensibility. With the EP “Piano Waves” (2020) he took part in the project “The Outlaw Ocean Music Project”, which was based on the world journalistic investigation conducted across 5 seas by the New York Times journalist and Pulitzer-Prize winner Ian Urbina.
His extraordinary capacity of experimentation of techniques and music composition styles together with his sensible inspiration are two main features that make Francesco’s artistic personality constantly growing.