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Sivori, Ernesto Camillo

SIVORI, ERNESTO CAMILLO (1815-1804), Italian violinist, was born at Genoa on the 25th of October 1815, and was taught by Restano, Paganini, Costa and Dellepiane. His talent was extraordinarily precocious. From 1827 Sivori began the career of a travelling virtuoso, which lasted almost without interruption until 1864. He played Mendelssohn's concerto for the first time in England, in 1846, and was in England again in the seasons of 1851 and 1864. He lived for many years in Paris, and died at Genoa on the 18th of February 1894.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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