Francesco Fiore, born in Rome, accomplished his studies in Rome at S. Cecilia Conservatory, with the music Maestro Lina Lama and Maestro Massimo Paris. Lately he deepened his studies with Maestro Bruno Giuranna at W. Stauffer Foundation in Cremona. Winner of several prizes, he soon appeared as one of the most interesting musicians of the latest generation, engaging himself with an intensive concert activity as an ordinary guest in the most prestigious Associations and Italian festivals. His soloist and chamber music activity has led him to collaborate with artists just like Salvatore Accardo, Boris Belkin, Uto Ughi, Pierre Amoyal, Renata Scotto, Bruno Canino, Antonio Pappano, Alfons Kontarsky, Alexander Mazdar, Michele Campanella, Andrea Lucchesini, Rocco Filippini, Alain Meunier, Bruno Giuranna, Franco Petracchi, Gabriele Pieranunzi, Rainer Kussmaul, Pavel Vernikov, David Lively. He is member of the Accardo Quartet, and he has lately earned great critical and public outcome with the first performance of the n.5 Quartet by F. Vacchi, at the Quartet Society in Milan. He recorded several CDs for RCA, ASV, FONIT CETRA, FONE’ and MUSIKSTRASSE. For the last one he has realized the first world recording of the Mercadante Quartet for soloist viola and strings, piece whose first modern performance had been realized at S. Carlo in Naples. On February 2006 and on April 2007 the magazine Amadeus published two CDs with the complete performance by the Quartets with G. Fauré’s piano and the Quintets with Mozart’s and Brahams’clarinet. The latest CD DECCA includes the whole recordings of the chamber arrangements by the early Mendelssohn, realized by the “Le architetture” trio (G. Pieranunzi, F. Fiore, G. Geminiani), together with the piano player R. Prosseda it gained great flattering rewards on the main Italian and international specialized magazines. He took part to the television recording of two quartets by L. Boccherini with the Maestro Salvatore Accardo, playing the famous Stradivari viola stored at Royal Palace in Madrid, for a program realized by NHK in Tokio, dedicated to the only Stradivari instruments living quartet. Since 1991 he is the first viola at Teatro dell’Opera orchestra in Rome: he held the same role at the Philharmonic Orchestra at Theatre La Scala in Milan and at the Orchestra of the National Academy in S. Cecilia, at the RAI Symphony National Orchestra in Torino and, invited by Salvatore Accardo, at the Italian Chamber Orchestra. He has been teacher at several conservatories. At the moment he is viola and chamber music teacher at the “Monteverdi” Institute in Cremona. He plays a Joseph Hill viola, London 1774, a Etienne Vatelot viola, Paris 1987, and a viola d’amore Raffaele Fiorini, Bologna 1894.