Storace, Stephen (John Seymour)
- Jane Girdham
(b London, April 4, 1762; d London, 15 or March 16, 1796). English composer. His father, Stefano (later Stephen) Storace was an Italian double bass player, who was working in Dublin in 1750, and in London by 1758. His mother (née Elizabeth Trusler) was a daughter of the owner of Marylebone Gardens. After learning the violin and harpsichord as a youth, he was sent to the S Onofrio Conservatory in Naples to study composition. Thomas Jones, a painter who took him on sketching expeditions around Naples in the late 1770s, indicated that Storace treated his studies lightheartedly. His parents and his younger sister, ...