Baroque composer and violin player who was responsible for the discovery of sum and difference tones.
He was appointed as the Maestro di Cappella at the Basilica di Sant'Antonio.
He established a violin school in 1726 that drew many students from various European countries.
His marriage to Elisabetta Premazone ended in him fleeing from one of her more powerful suitors to the St. Francis in Assisi monastery.
He and Elizabeth Pitcairn both played Stradivarius violins.