Sighicelli, Vincenzo



He belongs to a remarkable family of violinists, each of whom attained to a high degree of virtuosity. He was the son of Antonio, and studied the violin with his father, later becoming a pupil of Hellmesberger, Mayseder and Sechter in Vienna. Returning to his native town, Modena, in 1849, he acted as solo violinist and assistant conductor to the Court Orchestra, and from 1855 was a teacher of the violin in Paris. Sighicelli composed many fantasies on operatic airs and original pieces for violin and piano.