Born in Ciutadella de Menorca, Francina Moll Salord began violin lessons at the age of six before studying at Oriol Martorell Music Centre in Barcelona. In 2006 she received a scholarship to study at The Purcell School with Evgeny Grach, before going on to the Royal College of Music, where she completed her Bachelor of Music with Natasha Boyarsky. Also at the RCM, Francina completed her Master in Performance with professor Radu Blidar. Francina was kindly supported throughout her studies as well as at the early stages of her career by: Abbado European Young Musicians Trust, EMI Music Foundation, Loan Fund for Musical Instruments, Talent Unlimited, Albert Cooper Trust, Kathleen Trust, Help Musicians UK & the Instrument Scheme of the Royal College of Music. In 2015 Francina was given the Kenneth Loveland Gift Award- becoming the second violinist to be given this award since 2004.
Francina gave her first solo recital at the age of thirteen at Sa Nostra Centre, Menorca. Since then she has performed widely across Europe, at venues such as the Cadogan Hall, St. George´s Hannover Square, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Martin in the Fields and St. John’s Smith Square. She has given chamber recitals at St James’s Church within the London Trio Society Concert Series, violin and piano recitals at St. James Piccadilly and at the Wigmore Hall she played works by composer James McMillan, who presided over the performance.
In the UK, Francina was a member of Southbanank Sinfonia, which which she gave many orchestral and chamber music concerts throughout the UK and Italy. She has also played with the EMI Music Foundation Orchestra at the Somerset House in London, the Chipping Campden Festival and in Phantom oft he Opera in the London West End. Francina regularly performs in concert halls such as the Auditori of Barcelona with the Barcelona Symphony and Catalonia National Orchestra. She also has collaborated with the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife, the Symphony Orchestra of El Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands, the Catalan Chamber Orchestra, the GIO Orchestra and is the leader of the OSSB in Barcelona, performing at the Palau de la Música.
Furthermore, Francina often closely works with composers, premiering and recording their work. Francina premiered a piece for solo violin- Sketch- by Austrian composer Thomas Wally, at the Soundings Academy of Contemporary Music in London. Francina also enjoys recording for film scores and has recorded at Abbey Road Studios for La Lune Folle film, in which she also played a role as Justine, a young pianist who auditions for a very prestigious conservatoire in Paris.
Francina plays a Frederic Chaudiére violin, made in Montpellier in 1996. In April 2015 Francina was invited to play with the 24/04 Orchestra in Yerevan, Armenia, to remember the victims of the Armenian genocide, collaborating with soliststs Sergey Khachatryan and Narek Hakhnazaryan. Francina’s musical and cultural experience in Yerevan brought Armenian music to her attention and since then she enjoys playing Armenian music to different audiences.
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