Francesco Giusta takes interest in the hurdy gurdy at the age of 11. He later improves and develops his technique with virtuosos such as Gregory Jolivet, German Diaz, Matthias Loibner, Valentin Clastrier and Tobie Miller.
He has played in several bands, amongst folk and early music, and has been a guest of well-known groups such as Lou Dalfin, Malanova, and L’Orage. He has attended many folk and early music festivals and has held several workshops and masterclasses in Italy, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, the UK, Finland, Spain, and the USA. He recorded several CDs, amongst other his latest record “The Hurdy-Gurdy at the French Royal Court” in 2021 with his Baroque Duo.

In 2015 he won the first prize at the hurdy gurdy ‘solo’ competition at Le Son Continu festival in Chateau d’Ars, France, getting the title of ‘Maître sonneur’.
Since 2011 he held regular masterclasses and courses in Germany and in his hometown as well as concerts with his projects. At present, he plays with Trigomigo, Tre Martelli, in solo project, his Baroque Duo “Les Vielleux de la Reine” and teaches in Torino, Cuneo and Frankfurt.