Francesco Leonardi, born in Legnano (Italy) in 1979, is a graduate in Public Relations and is completing a second degree course in Economics and Management of Cultural and Entertainment Assets. He speaks English, German, French and Spanish. For the last ten years he has been responsible for selecting choirs to take part in the International Choir Festival ‘La Fabbrica del Canto’ (The Song Factory), which takes place in June each year in fifty different municipalities in the Lombardy region of Italy. He is a registered journalist in Milan. In August 2011 he was nominated Project Manager for IFCM.