Francesco Cerrato was born in Asti in 1982 and began studying violin with Lee Robert Mosca at the Suzuki Talent Center in Turin at the age of 4 years and composition with the great musician Arturo Sacchetti. Since his childhood he has been the protagonist of international television and theater shows.
After graduating at age 17, he continued his violin studies with Pavel Vernikov. Cerrato has won numerous international competitions during the first phase of his concert career and has participated in more than 400 concerts in Europe, Russia, Africa, Brazil, USA, Korea and Japan. In 2012 he founded the research group on ancient music Armoniosa with which he has an intense concert and record activity throughout Europe. On the British magazine GRAMOPHONE Cerrato has been described as “an authentic violin ace”.
He won the first prize at the “Mario Nascimbene Award 2016” an Italian International Competition for the Composition of Film Music. His song “On The Unicorn” from the last album produced by Machiavelli Music is nominated for the “Best Contemporary Classical Production Music Track” at the Production Music Awards 2019, London (UK). On 2021 he won the Grand Prize at the International Youth Music Competition, Atlanta (USA), with his concert music composition “Toccata” for four cellos.
He collaborate as a composer, violinist and music producer with the best international music labels like EMI, Decca, Sony, Naxos, KPM and others. His music is daily broadcasted in TV shows (BBC, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video), documentaries (Discovery) and independent films all over the world.