Milanollo, (Domenica Maria) Teresa
- E. Heron-Allen
- , revised by Albert Mell
( b Savigliano, nr Turin, Aug 28, 1827; d Paris, Oct 25, 1904). Italian violinist and composer . She learnt solfège from her father and studied the violin with Giovanni Ferrero, Mauro Caldera and Giovanni Morra. She made her début on 17 April 1836 in the theatre of Mondovi before moving with her family to France. After giving five concerts in Marseilles, she went to Paris in 1837 and met Lafont, who recognized her talents and took her with him on tours to The Hague, Amsterdam and elsewhere in the Netherlands. In December 1836 she gave a benefit concert in Brussels which marked the beginning of her lifelong concern for the poor.
Early in 1837 the Milanollo family went to England. Teresa performed with Johann Strauss (i) and was for a time the protégée and pupil of Francis Mori. In 1838 she toured Wales with the harpist Charles Bochsa, giving 40 concerts within a month. She then returned with her family to France and began teaching music to her younger sister Maria (...