Francisca Skoogh made her debut at the age of 13 with the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra and has since established herself as one of Sweden´s foremost concert pianists. She was the recipient of the prestigious ”Premier Prix” in both chamber music and piano at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris and the Soloist Diploma at The Royal Danish Music Conservatoire. Francisca has been awarded the soloist prize in Stockholm as well as second prize at the Michelangeli Competition in Italy.
Francisca´s recordings have received rave reviews and can be found on Spotify and YouTube.
Francisca Skoogh is a frequent guest at both national and international music festivals and as a soloist she appears regularly with several of the Swedish orchestras and she has co-operated with conductors like Okko Kamu, Heinz Wallberg, Susanna Mälkki, Gianandrea Noseda and Pinchas Steinberg. During the last years she has had a close cooperation with conductor Leif Segerstam with concertos by Brahms, Beethoven and Rachmaninov. In spring 2018 she will perform Rachmaninov’s third piano concerto with Segerstam on tour with Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.
Francisca has performed together with several of Sweden’s foremost musicians and has premiered several works by contemporary composers. She has ongoing collaborations with composer Staffan Storm and Royal Court Singer Anna Larsson, alto, among others.
Francisca is currently a PhD student in artistic research at the Academy of Music in Malmö, Lund University. The research is focused on the pianist on stage and the communication between pianist and audience.
Since 2008 she also works as a clinical psychologist. She has used psychological theory, her clinical experience as psychologist and her experience as an artist in courses and lectures such as ”The Performing Human Being”.