Signor Spagnoletti: Paolo Spagnoletti (1768-1834) Violinist and Conductor


Paolo Spagnoletti was born in Cremona, Italy, close to the workshops of Stradivari and Amati. He settled in London around 1802, and was a virtuosi violinist and noted orchestral leader, who also became a professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

George Cruikshank, ‘A Celebrated Performer in the Philharmonic Society’ (depicting Paolo Spagnoletti) hand-coloured etching, published by William McCleary, c. 1818.