Rovelli, Pietro



Chief of a family of Italian musicians at Bergamo; was a violin pupil of his grandfather, Giovanni Battista, and later of Kreutzer in Paris, where he played in public with considerable success, afterward appearing at Weimar, where his father was then director of orchestra, at Munich, where he himself became chamber musician to the court, about 1814, and several years later at Vienna, where he married an able pianist, Micheline Forster. From 1817 to 1819 he was leader at Munich, where Molique was his pupil. In the latter year he returned to his native city, and became violinist in the Church of Sainte Maria Magdalena there, a position formerly occupied by his grandfather. He wrote for his instrument studies of some value, which went through a second edition published by Singer.