Famous Italian Violinists

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Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
(Baroque Composer & Virtuoso Violinist Known for His Violin Concertos 'The Four Seasons')
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
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Birthdate: March 4, 1678
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: July 28, 1741

Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, and teacher, Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, is regarded as one of the greatest Baroque composers. He was extremely popular during his lifetime and composed many instrumental concertos and operas. He was also a Roman Catholic priest and worked at a home for abandoned children. Even though he died in 1741, his music continues to be popular.

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Niccolo Paganini
(Italian Violinist and Composer Best Known for His Work '24 Caprices for Solo Violin Op. 1')
Niccolo Paganini
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Birthdate: October 27, 1782
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Genoa
Died: May 27, 1840
Italian multi-instrumentalist and composer Niccolò Paganini established himself as one of the key figures of modern violin technique. Son of a trader-turned-street musician, he started his stint with music by learning to play the mandolin. Some of his most celebrated compositions were the 24 Caprices for Solo Violin Op. 1.
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Arcangelo Corelli
(Italian Violinist and Composer of Baroque Era Known for His Sonata and Concerto Compositions)
Arcangelo Corelli
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Birthdate: February 17, 1653
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fusignano, Italy
Died: January 8, 1713

Italian composer and violinist Arcangelo Corelli is regarded as a pioneer of the concerto grosso and the sonata. Named after his father who died 5 months before his birth, Corelli rose to be a major figure of Baroque music and became a favorite of priests and the royalty.

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Ottorino Respighi
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Birthdate: June 9, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: April 18, 1936
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
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Birthdate: January 4, 1710
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Iesi, Italy
Died: March 16, 1736
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Giuseppe Tartini
(Italian Composer of the Baroque Era Known for His Violin Sonata in G Minor)
Giuseppe Tartini
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Birthdate: April 8, 1692
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Piran, Slovenia
Died: February 26, 1770

Italian violinist Giuseppe Tartini initially studied and also established himself as a skilled fencer. Arrested for marrying an acquaintance of the archbishop of Padua, he fled to a monastery in Assisi, where he got addicted to music, later inventing the difference tone and a theory of harmony.

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Laura Huxley
(Motivational speaker, Writer, Violinist, Biographer)
Laura Huxley
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Birthdate: November 2, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turin
Died: December 13, 2007
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Pietro Locatelli
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Birthdate: September 3, 1695
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bergamo, Italy
Died: March 30, 1764
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Vittorio Monti
(Composer)
Vittorio Monti
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Birthdate: January 6, 1868
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: June 20, 1922
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Francesco Geminiani
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Birthdate: December 5, 1687
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
Died: September 17, 1762
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Tomaso Antonio Vitali
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Birthdate: March 7, 1663
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: May 9, 1745
Giovanni Battista Sammartini
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Birthdate: 1700 AD
Birthplace: Milan
Died: January 15, 1775
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Giovanni Battista Viotti
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Birthdate: May 12, 1755
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fontanetto Po, Italy
Died: March 3, 1824
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Giuseppe Torelli
(Violinist)
Giuseppe Torelli
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Birthdate: April 22, 1658
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
Died: February 8, 1709
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Pietro Nardini
(Composer)
Pietro Nardini
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Birthdate: April 12, 1722
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: May 7, 1793
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Giovanni Battista Vitali
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Birthdate: February 18, 1632
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: October 12, 1692
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Felice Giardini
(Composer)
Felice Giardini
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Birthdate: April 12, 1716
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: June 8, 1796
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Balthazar de Beaujoyeulx
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Birthdate: 1535 AD
Birthplace: Piedmont, Italy
Died: 1587 AD
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Carlo Caproli
(Violinist)
Carlo Caproli
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Birthdate: 1614 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1673 AD