Pietro Locatelli

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Locatelli, Pietro (Antonio) (b Bergamo, 1695; d Amsterdam, 1764). It. violinist and composer. Settled in Amsterdam 1729, where he est. concert series. A great virtuoso, he introduced new effects and techniques. Comp. 12 concerti grossi, L'Arte del Violino, containing 12 concs. and 24 caprices for str. qt. and continuo, 6 vn. concs., 6 str. trios, 12 solo vn. sonatas, etc.

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