Giovanni Battista Viotti
(1755 - 1824)
Giovanni Battista Viotti short biography
A distinguished Italian violinist, composer and music administrator, Giovanni Battista Viotti was a student of Pugnani. Viotti followed the ideas and traditions of Corelli. In 1780, Viotti joined the service of Marie-Antoinette in Paris and was put in charge of the operatic management. In 1819, Viotti assumed the position of director of the Paris Opera. Viotti had a great influence on the future generations of violin virtuosos, like Rode, Kreutzer and Baillot.
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