Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)



Famous Works Involving Orchestra

The Four Seasons, Gloria, Stabat Mater

Fun Facts

  • On the day Vivaldi was born in Venice, a large earthquake erupted!
  • Vivaldi was taught how to play violin by his father, a professional violinist and barber. They toured Venice playing violin together.
  • At age 15, Vivaldi began studying to become a priest. He was nicknamed “The Red Priest” because of his red hair.

Get to know Vivaldi in this video by Columbus Symphony Assistant Principal Second Violinist Rhonda Frascotti!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Vivaldi’s Music

  • None at this time

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