Sinico, Francesco



Vocal composer and teacher of singing; born in Trieste. Studied first with Andreuzzi, an organist; then with Farinelli, and in 1843 became master at the Jesuit College in his native town, and gave singing courses on Wilhelm's Method. Upon his application the city of Trieste erected a singing school for eighty children, which was placed under his direction, and in a short time Sinico achieved such success with his choirs of children and men that he was able to perform oratorios and masses. He wrote sacred songs for his choirs.