Famous Italian Violinists

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 1 Antonio Lucio Vivaldi

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi
Famous As: Composer
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.

 2 Niccolo Paganini

Niccolo Paganini
Famous As: Violinist, Composer
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.

 3 Arcangelo Corelli

Arcangelo Corelli
Famous As: Composer, Violinist
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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 4 Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 4, 1710
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Iesi, Italy
Died: March 16, 1736

 5 Ottorino Respighi

Ottorino Respighi
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 9, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: April 18, 1936

 6 Giuseppe Tartini

Giuseppe Tartini
Famous As: Baroque composer and violinist
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.

 7 Laura Huxley

Laura Huxley
Famous As: Motivational speaker, Writer, Violinist, Biographer
Birthdate: November 2, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Turin
Died: December 13, 2007
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 8 Pietro Locatelli

Pietro Locatelli
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 3, 1695
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bergamo, Italy
Died: March 30, 1764

 9 Vittorio Monti

Vittorio Monti
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 6, 1868
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: June 20, 1922

 10 Francesco Geminiani

Francesco Geminiani
Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: December 5, 1687
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lucca, Italy
Died: September 17, 1762

 11 Tomaso Antonio Vitali

Tomaso Antonio Vitali
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: March 7, 1663
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: May 9, 1745

 12 Giovanni Battista Sammartini

Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: 1700 AD
Birthplace: Milan
Died: January 15, 1775

 13 Giovanni Battista Viotti

Giovanni Battista Viotti
Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: May 12, 1755
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fontanetto Po, Italy
Died: March 3, 1824

 14 Giuseppe Torelli

Giuseppe Torelli
Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: April 22, 1658
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Verona, Italy
Died: February 8, 1709

 15 Pietro Nardini

Pietro Nardini
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: April 12, 1722
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: May 7, 1793

 16 Giovanni Battista Vitali

Giovanni Battista Vitali
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: February 18, 1632
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: October 12, 1692

 17 Felice Giardini

Felice Giardini
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: April 12, 1716
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: June 8, 1796

 18 Balthazar de Beaujoyeulx

Balthazar de Beaujoyeulx
Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: 1535 AD
Birthplace: Piedmont, Italy
Died: 1587 AD

 19 Carlo Caproli

Carlo Caproli
Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: 1614 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1673 AD