Born in Torino in 1967, Alfredo Franco
experiences several non-classical musical contexts in his youth before studying classical guitar; he subsequently deepens his musical competences in the historical and critical fields at the Dams faculty of the Universtiy of Turin (Department for Art, Music and Theatre). The choice to abandon the concert activity leads to the decision to study composition, which has been his primary commitment in the recent years and gets concrete in the writing of a series of guitar works performed and recorded by valuable interpreters (Cristiano Porqueddu, Alberto Mesirca, Duo Giulio Tampalini and Joanna Klisowska, Marcello Rivelli, Ermanno Brignolo, Leonardo de Marchi, Sergio Sorrentino, Duo Giri, Duo Scarlatti, Giacomo Palazzesi) and released on CD (Cahier des chansons anciennes nn. 1 e 2
, Marcello Rivelli, Ermanno Brignolo – dotguitar; Music from a parallel world vol. 4
, Sergio Sorrentino - Map).