- Chappell White
- , revised by Simone Laghi
(b Cento, nr Bologna, Sept 10, 1751; d Neustrelitz, Nov 7, 1827). Italian violinist and composer. According to the biography that Campagnoli prepared for Gerber, his first teacher was the Bolognese violinist Dall’Oca, a pupil of Lolli. His father, who was a merchant, sent him to Modena in 1763 for further study with Guastarobba, a noted pupil of Tartini. Returning home in 1766, he took a position in the local orchestra (whether Cento or Bologna is not clear). When the touring violinist Lamotta came through Cento in 1768, Campagnoli became so fascinated with his playing that he followed him to Venice and Padua. In 1770 Campagnoli played successfully in Rome and spent a short time in Faenza, where he met and possibly studied for a brief period with Tommaso Paolo Alberghi, a pupil of Tartini. He then settled in Florence, where for the next five years he studied under Nardini and served as leader of the second violins at the Teatro della Pergola. He returned to Rome in ...