Francisco Coll (b. Valencia, 1985) studied at the Valencia and Madrid Conservatoires before moving to London as a private pupil of Thomas Adès (his only pupil to date).
His orchestral overture Hidd’n Blue, composed for the London Symphony Orchestra, has since been taken up across Europe, including performances with the Luxembourg Philharmonic, SWR Sinfoniorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg and Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
Coll’s music has received the advocacy of some of the world’s leading orchestras and ensembles including the London Sinfonietta, Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Ensemble Intercontemporain. In March 2014 his chamber opera Café Kafka (a co-commission from Aldeburgh Music, Opera North and the Linbury Studio – Royal Opera House) premiered to great acclaim: ‘This could be a classic’ wrote The Independent, ‘Coll is a major talent’ wrote BBC Music Magazine.
Future projects include a large orchestral work for the Luxembourg Philharmonic and a new work for the BCMG.