Francesco Muraca was born in 1991 in Cosenza. At the age of eleven, he began his percussions studies at the Conservatoire of Cosenza. In the following years he also took private lessons in piano and conducting. In the academic year 2009/2010, he graduated with honours in percussion instruments, under the guidance of Alessandro Carobbi. He was selected as timpanist at the ONC (Orchestra Nazionale dei Conservatori) for the years 2008 and 2009. In May 2010 he started collaborating with the orchestra of La Scala in Milan, the Filarmonica and the chamber ensemble I Percussionisti della Scala. In 2015 he won the audition as percussionist at the Teatro alla Scala. Since then, in his performance activity he collaborated with world famous conductors, such as Barenboim, Gergiev, Harding, C. Abbado, Chailly, Dudamel, Pretre, Chung, Gatti, Pappano, Mehta, Nelsons, Thielemann etc. In 2018 Riccardo Chailly invited him to collaborate for a production with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Since 2017 he conducts several chamber ensembles at the Teatro alla Scala. In April 2021, he conducted the live streamed concert for the Liberation Day at Teatro alla Scala, conducting an orchestra of musicians from the orchestra of Teatro alla Scala and the Accademia. Between 2022 and 2023 he conducted many chamber concerts with I Solisti della Scala and the recently founded Ensemble Contemporaneo. He graduated in Psychological Sciences and Techniques with a thesis on the neurophysiological roots of rhythm. He is the author of the opera “Fanny”, melodrama in two acts to a libretto by E. Cattaneo, published by EMW Edizioni Musicali Wicky.