International board

Robert Townson


Marco Patrignani

Artistic Director of Roma FMF

Ludwig Vicki

Music Director of Roma FMF
Marco Patrignani, an author, music producer, and cultural manager, serves as the CEO and artistic director of Music Village srl, a leading company in the field of entertainment and the creation of major events. Its flagship achievement is the management of the historic "Forum Studios" in Rome. His musical productions have sold over a million copies and include five participations in the Sanremo Festival. He has collaborated with significant Italian and international artists, including Ennio Morricone, Nicola Piovani, Noa, Youssou N’Dour, Morrissey, and Quincy Jones.

He introduced the 'Harry Potter Concert Series' to Italy for the first time, with over 30 sold-out performances in Rome and Milan and more than 150 concerts in China. He has also presented major films in Italy with live orchestras, including "Titanic Live" and "Star Wars in Concert."

In 2006, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Golden Lion by the cultural association "Mario Del Monaco" for producing the CD "Note per la ricerca" for Telethon. The CD featured the participation of Italy's most prominent artists, united in fundraising efforts against muscular dystrophy and other rare genetic diseases.

In 2018, he conceived and produced the historic event 'Gladiator Live': a screening of Ridley Scott's film in the settings of the Circus Maximus and the Colosseum, accompanied by the Italian Cinema Orchestra (comprising over 300 musicians and choir) under the direction of Justin Freer, and featuring an exclusive performance by singer Lisa Gerrard. Academy Award winner Russell Crowe was also present.

In his capacity as a sponsor and project leader, he oversaw the construction of the new panoramic elevator at the Colosseum, providing accessibility to all, including individuals with mobility challenges, to reach the highest levels of the amphitheater.

In 2022, he conceived the Rome Film Music Festival, bringing the first international event dedicated to film scores to Italy, of which he is the founder and artistic director.

Born in Lucerne, Ludwig Wicki grew up in a musical environment influenced by sacred and folk music. As the Choir Master of the Lucerne Abbey Court Church, he covers a wide range of repertoire from Gregorian chants to contemporary compositions.
He also directs the Renaissance Ensemble "Il Dulcimelo," which performs with period instruments and teaches chamber music and orchestral conducting at the conservatories of Lucerne and Bern. Wicki's passion for film music led to the founding of the 21st Century Orchestra in 1999, through which he has collaborated with renowned film composers, including Howard Shore, Michael Giacchino, James Horner, Patrick Doyle, Randy Newman, Martin Böttcher, and George Fenton. Ludwig Wicki conducted the world premiere of the original soundtrack of "The Fellowship of the Ring" in Lucerne. He also conducted the premiere of "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" and subsequent chapters of the saga. He was responsible for the world premieres of "Gladiator," "Fantasia," "Star Trek," "Into Darkness," "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer," and "Alice in Wonderland." In the first edition of the Rome Film Music Festival in 2022, he conducted "Il Grande Cinema Italiano in Concerto" and the premiere of "Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert."

Robert Townson is the most prolific film music producer in the world. Over the last thirty years, he has released an average of one new album per week! Robert has been described as "the living embodiment of the history of film music." His lifelong passion for cinema and classical music has made him one of the world's leading scholars and educators in film music, inspiring others through his lectures, writings, concerts, and recordings. In July 2010, Townson celebrated the release of his thousandth album (Ales North's "Spurtacus") and currently has over 1400 albums to his credit.
His first published album was Jerry Goldsmith's "The Final Conflict," and the series of successes has continued uninterrupted since then. Townson and Goldsmith together have produced over 80 albums. Townson's complete discography, including original film scores, restorations of classics, and new recordings, is impossible to summarize. His résumé includes successful films and Oscar-winning productions, iconic Emmy-winning television productions, as well as Grammy-nominated and Grammy-winning recordings.
Townson began producing a series of film music concerts during his recordings with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He collaborates with all major film music festivals worldwide, including the Fimucité Festival in Tenerife, the World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, Belgium, the Krakow Film Music Festival in Poland, and Hollywood in Vienna.
In August 2011, Townson produced the official concert for the 80th anniversary of Abbey Road Studios in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and his sparkling 2012 program included the official concert for Universal Pictures' 100th anniversary.
Robert celebrated the 40th anniversary of Varèse Sarabande with two concerts with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in November 2018 and continues his work producing film scores and music festivals. His recording "Cinema Morricone" was recently released by Sony Classical, continuing to bring great film music to live audiences worldwide.


Robert Piaskowski

Krakow Film Music Festival

Diego Navarro

Fimucité – Tenerife International Film Music Festival
Robert Piaskowski is a cultural director, animator, sociologist, and diplomat. Since 2003, he has been associated with Cracow 2000, which has been transformed into the Cracow Festival Office. He has been responsible for the most important international festivals in Cracow, including Misteria Paschalia, Opera Rara, Sacrum Profanum, ICE Classic series, Conrad Festival, and Miłosz Festival. He is the artistic director and co-founder of the FMF - Krakow Film Music Festival.
He was responsible for the candidacy process for the UNESCO Creative City of Literature title, also managing the activities of the Krakow Film Commission. Currently, he represents the Mayor of the City of Cracow as his plenipotentiary for culture. He gives lectures at the Jagiellonian University and at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow.

Born in Tenerife in 1972, Diego Navarro performed his first composition in concert at the age of 13 and conducted an orchestra for the first time at 21. He is considered one of the most important names in film music in Spain and is currently the most prolific and award-winning composer in the Canary Islands. He works for both the big screen and TV. His recent works have received several nominations and awards, including the World Soundtrack Awards (Ghent Festival) for his soundtrack "Passage to Dawn" in 2017. He also received a double nomination at the IFMCA AWARDS (The International Film Music Critics Association) for his soundtrack to the animated film "Capture the Flag." "The Mauthausen Photographer" was nominated for "Best Orchestral Score" at the XI Gaudí Awards and the Spanish Audiovisual Music Awards. He is the founder and director of FIMUCITÉ, the international film music festival of Tenerife, which, in its seventeenth edition, has become a reference point in the world of film music.
2022 Edition


Roma FMF is twinned with:

Krakow Film Music Fest
Fimucitè Tenerife Film Music Fest