About Pianist Franz Mantini
Pianist Franz Mantini will perform a program featuring Beethoven’s masterpiece “Appassionata” Sonata as well as works by Chopin, Schubert, and Scarlatti.
Mr. Mantini has maintained an active schedule of solo and chamber music performances in the Tampa Bay area and beyond for nearly thirty years. Mr. Mantini studied with renowned artist Jacques Abram at the University of South Florida where he appeared numerous times in solo recitals and as a soloist with the USF Symphony Orchestra as the winner of the annual Concerto Competition.
His local credits include a combined thirty solo and chamber performances at what is now the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. He has collaborated with many current and former principal members of the Florida Orchestra as well as members of the Houston Symphony and Formosa String Quartet and has appeared in concerts with the Lafayette String Quartet and as a concerto soloist with various community orchestras.
Mr. Mantini has been a regular at the Carrollwood Cultural Center since its inception where he created the Strings in the Spring series, which has featured both local and international artists annually for over a decade. Guests have included former and current Florida Orchestra Concertmasters Amy Schwartz Moretti and Jeffrey Multer, TFO Principal Cellist James Connors, Internationally acclaimed violist Che Yen Chen and many more.
In addition to his musical endeavors, Mr. Mantini earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Engineering Management from the University of South Florida and has applied his training at a variety of companies in the area. He resides in Tampa with his wife Julie and sons Gabriel and Gianni.
Carrollwood Cultural Center
At the Carrollwood Cultural Center, magic is around every corner. Music fills the air, colors dress the walls, dancers float on stage and drama evokes emotion. The Center has been honored to host an array of local talents from visual artists, instrumentalists, singers, dancers, and theatre groups. We look forward to introducing more area talent through future performances and concerts. Who knows? Perhaps our next headliner will be you!