Francisco Carbonell (Valencia, Spain) completed his studies in Composition at the Conservatory of Music of Valencia, where we also studied Orchestra Conducting and Organ. He moved to Rome to continue his studies in Composition at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, where he obtained the highest level of qualification, “Summa cum Laude”. He also studied Organ, Gregorian Chant, Piano, Liturgy, Latin and Choral Conducting at the same institute. He was a member of the “Cappella Giulia”, the choir of St. Peter’s Basilica during the time he was studying in Rome.
Francisco has been awarded in several international composition competitions and his music has been performed in Australia, England, Finland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Scotland, Spain and United States by prestigious choirs like Christ Church Cathedral Choir in Oxford, Youth Choir “Kamer” from Latvia, and The Australian Voices. He has been member of the jury at the Rimini International Choral Competition.
He is currently the Music Director and Organist at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Francisco is married and they have two daughters. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, cycling, listening to good music and reading.