Milanollo, Maria



Sister and inseparable companion ot Teresa Milanollo; born in Savigliano. Her sister began giving her violin lessons when she was a very small child, and her ability appeared from the first. She made her debut in Boulogne when only six years old, and after that traveled always with her sister, appearing in Belgium, Germany and France, and creating a sensation on her appearance with her sister in 1843. In 1845 she played at a Philharmonic concert in London, upon which occasion the English critics condemned her technique as over-elaborate and exaggerated. With her sister she returned to Paris in 1848, and died there that same year.