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In Step 2 of our online guide to London Sinfonietta’s concert on Thursday 13 October 2016, we get to know composer Francesco Filidei with a quickfire Q&A. He’s a student of Salvatore Sciarrino, and one of the four generations of Italian composers whose work we perform in the concert.

Francesco FillideiWhat do you regard as your greatest artistic achievement?
The work I will do next.

What do you fear? 
Not to write music.

Which piece of music has had the biggest effect on you?
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

What’s the most unusual performance you’ve been a part of?
My wedding.

What’s currently on your coffee table at home?
My laptop and wine.

What was the first recording you ever bought?
The Beatles’ Let it be.

Describe yourself in three words.
This Is Impossible.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
Mario Bossi.

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