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Famous Violinists from Italy

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List of notable or famous violinists from Italy, with bios and photos, including the top violinists born in Italy and even some popular violinists who immigrated to Italy. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Italian violinists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These violinists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known violinist from Italy is included when available.

List features Niccolò Paganini, Ottorino Respighi and more.

This historic violinists from Italy list can help answer the questions "Who are some Italian violinists of note?" and "Who are the most famous violinists from Italy?" These prominent violinists of Italy may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Italian violinists.

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    Alessandro Marcello

    Dec. at 74 (1673-1747)

    BirthplaceVenice, Scorzè, Italy

    Alessandro Ignazio Marcello (Italian: [marˈtʃɛllo]; 1 February 1673 – 19 June 1747 in Venice) was an Italian nobleman and composer....  more
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    Alessandro Rolla

    Dec. at 84 (1757-1841)

    BirthplacePavia, Italy

    Alessandro Rolla (Italian pronunciation: [alesˈsandro ˈrɔlla]; 22 April 1757 – 15 September 1841) was an Italian viola and violin virtuoso, composer, conductor and teacher. His son, Antonio Rolla,...  more
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    Angelo Francesco Lavagnino

    Dec. at 78 (1909-1987)

    BirthplaceGenoa, Italy

    Angelo Francesco Lavagnino (22 February 1909 - 21 August 1987) was an Italian composer, he was born in Genoa. He is best known for scoring many films, including Legend of the Lost, Conspiracy of...  more
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    Antonio Bazzini

    Dec. at 78 (1818-1897)

    BirthplaceBrescia, Italy

    Antonio Bazzini (11 March 1818 – 10 February 1897) was an Italian violinist, composer and teacher. As a composer his most enduring work is his chamber music which has earned him a central place in...  more
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    Antonio Capuzzi

    Dec. at 62 (1755-1818)

    BirthplaceBrescia, Italy

    Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi (also Capucci; 1 August 1755 – 28 March 1818) was an Italian violinist and composer. Although popular in his day, most of his music is now forgotten. The most commonly...  more
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    Antonio Lolli

    Dec. at 72 (1730-1802)

    BirthplaceBergamo, Italy

    Antonio Lolli (c. 1725 – 10 August 1802) was an Italian violinist and composer....  more
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    Balthasar de Beaujoyeulx (also Balthasar de Beaujoyeux), originally Baldassare de Belgiojoso (died c. 1587 in Paris) was an Italian violinist, composer, and choreographer....  more
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    BirthplaceBrescia, Italy

    Biagio Marini (5 February 1594 – 20 March 1663) was an Italian virtuoso violinist and composer in the first half of the seventeenth century. Marini was born in Brescia. He may have studied with his...  more
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    Camillo Sivori

    Dec. at 78 (1815-1894)

    BirthplaceGenoa, Italy

    Ernesto Camillo Sivori, (June 6, 1817 – February 18, 1894) was an Italian virtuoso violinist and composer. Born in Genoa, he was the only known pupil of Paganini. He also studied with Restano,...  more
  • 10

    Carlo Farina

    Age: 421

    BirthplaceMantua, Italy

    Carlo Farina (ca. 1600 – July 1639) was an Italian composer, conductor and violinist of the Early Baroque era....  more
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    BirthplaceRimini, Italy

    Carlo Tessarini (1690 – after 15 December 1766), was an Italian composer and violinist in the late Baroque era. Tessarini was born 1690 in Rimini and died in Amsterdam, Netherlands aged 76....  more
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    Cesare Pugni

    Dec. at 67 (1802-1870)

    BirthplaceGenoa, Italy

    Cesare Pugni (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtʃeːzare ˈpuɲɲi, ˈtʃɛː-]; Russian: Цезарь Пуни, romanized: Cezar' Puni; 31 May 1802 in Genoa – 26 January [O.S. 14 January] 1870) was an Italian composer of...  more
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    Chevalier Carlo Albanesi

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    Cleofonte Campanini

    Dec. at 59 (1860-1919)

    BirthplaceParma, Italy

    Cleofonte Campanini (1 September 1860 – 19 December 1919) was an Italian conductor. His brother was the tenor Italo Campanini....  more
  • 15

    BirthplaceTurin, Italy

    Davide Rossi (born 7 August 1970) is an Italian violinist, string arranger, composer, conductor and a record producer, perhaps best known for having been the violinist, guitar and keytar-player for...  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceVenice, Scorzè, Italy

    Domenico Gallo (1730 – c. 1768) was an Italian composer and violinist. Born in Venice in 1730, Gallo composed mostly church music, including a Stabat Mater. Gallo also composed violin sonatas,...  more
  • 17

    BirthplaceVeneto, Eurasia, Province of Venice, Italy, Venice

    Domenico Nordio is an Italian violinist who was born in Piove di Sacco (21 March 1971). Nordio studied violin with Corrado Romano and Michèle Auclair. He began his concert career very young, winning...  more
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    BirthplacePerugia, Italy

    Enrico Gatti (born 1955) is an Italian violinist, known for playing Baroque music.Gatti was born in Perugia, Italy. He graduated from the Geneva Conservatory as a student of Chiara Banchini and the...  more
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    Evaristo Felice dall'Abaco

    Dec. at 67 (1675-1742)

    BirthplaceVerona, Italy

    Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco (12 July 1675, Verona, Italy — 12 July 1742, Munich, Bavaria) was an Italian composer and cellist....  more
  • 20

    BirthplacePalermo, Italy

    Fabio Biondi (born 15 March 1961 in Palermo, Italy) is an Italian violinist and conductor. He is a specialist in Baroque and early music....  more
  • 21

    Felice Giardini

    Dec. at 80 (1716-1796)

    BirthplaceTurin, Italy

    Felice de Giardini (12 April 1716 – 8 June 1796) was an Italian composer and violinist....  more
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    Francesco Geminiani

    Dec. at 74 (1687-1762)

    BirthplaceLucca, Italy

    Francesco Saverio Geminiani (baptised 5 December 1687 – 17 September 1762) was an Italian violinist, composer, and music theorist. BBC Radio 3 has described him as "now largely forgotten, but in his...  more
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    Francesco Maria Veracini

    Dec. at 78 (1690-1768)

    BirthplaceFlorence, Italy

    Francesco Maria Veracini (1 February 1690 – 31 October 1768) was an Italian composer and violinist, perhaps best known for his sets of violin sonatas. As a composer, according to Manfred Bukofzer,...  more
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    Francesco Onofrio Manfredini

    Dec. at 78 (1684-1762)

    BirthplacePistoia, Italy

    Francesco Onofrio Manfredini (22 June 1684 – 6 October 1762) was an Italian Baroque composer, violinist, and church musician. He was born at Pistoia to a trombonist. He studied violin with Giuseppe...  more
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    Gaetano Pugnani

    Dec. at 66 (1731-1798)

    BirthplaceTurin, Italy

    Gaetano Pugnani (27 November 1731 – 15 July 1798, full name: Giulio Gaetano Gerolamo Pugnani) was an Italian composer and violinist....  more