Italian violinist and composer; born at Rome. After studying under Ramaciotti he went to Hanover to take lessons of Joachim, and on his return to Rome founded a society for classical chamber-music, in conjunction with Sgambati. He also started a violin and piano school at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, later the Liceo Musicale, of which he has been the violin teacher since 1877. He founded, and became conductor of the Orchestral Society of Rome in 1874, which has brought out St. Paul; The Creation; The Seasons; Beethoven's symphonies and many German masterpieces. Alternately with Sgambati he directs the Court concerts. His works include an orchestral overture; an Italian rhapsodic; and a string quartet.