Born in 1977 he studied violin, viola, composition and orchestral conducting with Francesco D’Orazio, Silvio Di Rocco, Andrea Marena e Rino Marrone.
In 1999 he moved to Bologna for four years where he studied musicology at Bologna University and graduated cum laude in Philosophy of Music discussing a thesis on medieval treaties related to the “Apulian Tarantism” phenomenon.
Here he studied composition at the Conservatoire of music with composers such as Nicola Evangelisti, Emanuela Ballio, Michele Serra e Adriano Guarnieri.
In 2001 he conducted the Sicily Symphonic Orchestra in Palermo. Here he gained a considerable experience and improved his conducting skills. Meeting conductor Nicola Samale led him to love particularly Verdi and Puccini repertoire of which he masters with technique and sensibility the melodic lines and delicate counterpoints.
In 2004 he was invited by the Austrian Institute of Italian Culture to perform in a tour in Austria and Germany with a repertoire of XVIII Century Italian Opera.
He was Konzertmeister, first violin with duty to take rehearsal, of the Strauss Promenaude Saloon Orchester in Ferrara.
Since 2005 he is Artistic Director of an International Music Campus that attracts young music talents from all the world that gather to sing in a choir and play in an orchestra. During previous editions of the Campus Francesco Masi conducted the first five of Beethoven symphonies with the aim to perform the entire cycle by 2014.
Participation to the Capuana contest 2009/10 led the young director to conduct regularly in Italy. The latest commitments of 2010 have seen Francesco Masi conducting music by Mozart at the Theatre of Florence, Stravinsky at Filodrammatici theatre of the Cremona inaugurating Mondo Musica; Vedova allegra and Rigoletto at Teatro Don Bosco of Cinecittà (Roma).
He’s actually a member of the Petruzzelli National Theatre Orchestra in Bari, where he plays the viola.