Born in Spain, Francisco is the winner of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant. He is acclaimed as a "rising star" (BBC Music Magazine), an "amazing talent" (conductor Gustavo Dudamel) and "frighteningly awesome" (Buffalo News). His Carnegie Hall recital debut in 2016 was noted for its “joy and playfulness in collaboration ... it was perfection” (New York Concert Review). As a soloist he has performed with the Bayerische Philharmonie the Münchner Rundfunkorchester, and with Venezuela’s Teresa Carreño Orchestra under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel; the Vancouver, Pacific, Alabama, Maryland, Madrid Symphonies; the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Spanish Radio Television Orchestra. He has participated in the Marlboro Music Festival and its tours, the Da Camera Society, and the Music@Menlo, Mainly Mozart, Music in the Vineyards, and Newport music festivals. Francisco is part of the Bowers Program at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Committed to music education for young people, Francisco co-founded San Antonio’s Classical Music Summer Institute, where he is Chamber Music Director. He also created the Fortissimo Youth Initiative, a series of Baroque and Classical music seminars and performances with youth orchestras, which aims to explore and deepen young musicians’ understanding of 18th-century music.
His recording “Through the Lens of Time” (Orchid Classics) was named Forbes CD of the Week and featured as the #1 Classical Track on Apple Music.
Francisco plays on the 1735 "Mary Portman" ex-Kreisler Guarneri del Gesù violin, kindly on loan from Clement and Karen Arrison through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.