Marco Uccellini

Marco Uccellini

logo_uccelliniMarco Uccellini, 17th-century violinist and composer from Forlimpopoli.
The composer and violinist Marco Uccellini is undoubtedly a leading figure in the musical panorama of the 17th century, both in terms of the innovative aspects of his work and thanks to his contribution to the development of violin technique. In 1627 he began theological studies, dedicating himself to musical studies at the same time. A renowned violin virtuoso he gained fame and honour initially at the Court of the Estense in Modena and then at the Court of the Farnese family in Parma, covering for about 40 years the role of “Head of the Court Instrumentalists” and cathedral “Kapellmeister”. During his career he published numerous musical works that are still appreciated to this day. Before dying he left his estate to the canons of St. Rufillus, arranging for it to be used to build a collegiate church.