Francesco Sgambati was born in Naples (Italy) in 1990. He started playing classical guitar when he was 14. After the graduation at the high school, Sgambati began to study at the Conservatory of Naples, San Pietro a Majella, in 2009. After finishing the bachelor with full marks, he completes a Master in didactics and pedagogy.
Between 2014-2015 he won more than ten Guitar Competition Nationally and Internationally. He attended different masterclasses with important musicians like Leo Brouwer, Antigonigoni, Gohar Vardanyan, Rene Izquierdo, Lorenzo Micheli and Aniello Desiderio.
Due to an unfortunate incident, he stopped playing the guitar for several years. And he started studying classical composition and film scoring composition at the “European Academy of Art and Music in Neaples” with M° Patrizio Marrone and the film composer Franco Campanino.
In 2019 he was one of the five finalists composers of the “XVIII International Lavagnino film festival”. In 2020 he is one of the three winners of “XV Veria International Composition Competition”. He also was awarded the First Prize to the “Acerra Guitar Composition Competition” (John W. Duarte Centenary Celebration) by Chris Duarte himself.
In the same year, he is admitted to the composition course held by Salvatore Sciarrino at the prestigious “Accademia Chigiana” in Siena.
On August 2020 he has published work for guitar duo with the prestigious Canadian publishing house “Les Productions d’Oz”.
From 2016 he is a guitar teacher in the music schools in Italy.