Violin History & Timeline
The Roots of Famous Violinists
Federigo, Italian violinist and composer, son of Ignazio Fiorillo; b.
Braunschweig (baptized), June 1, 1755; d. after 1823. He was taught by his
father, then he traveled as a violinist and conductor; appeared as a
violinist in St. Petersburg in 1777, then in Poland (1780—81); conducted
in Riga (1782—84); in 1785 he went to Paris, where he participated in the
Concert Spirituel; in 1788 he was in London, where he played the viola in
Salomon’s quartet. He probably remained in London until c. 1815; then he
was in Amsterdam and again in Paris. He was a prolific composer for violin
and various combinations of string instruments; he is known chiefly
through his usefull collection Etudes de violon, comprising 36
cprices, which was frequently reprinted.