Pietro Locatelli

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Birthday
3, 1695
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Mar 30, 1764 (68)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
3, 1695
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Mar 30, 1764 (68)

About

Italian violinist and Baroque-era composer whose musical works include chamber music, virtuoso violin pieces, and large ensemble compositions.

Before Fame

As a young man, he played violin in the musical ensemble at the Santa Maria Maggiore church in Bergamo, Italy. He moved to Rome in 1711 to advance his career as a composer.

Trivia

During the 1720s, he embarked upon a concert tour of Germany and Italy, performing for numerous members of royalty.

Family Life

He was born in Bergamo, Italy, and he died in his late sixties in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Associated With

His work influenced that of fellow violinist and composer Niccolo Paganini.