Migliavacca, Augusto

VIOLINIST (ITALY)
BORN 18 Jan 1838, Parma, Emilia-Romagna - DIED 11 May 1901
GRAVE LOCATION Parma, Emilia-Romagna: Cimitero della Villetta, Viale della Villetta 29 B (At the center of the Arco 67)

Augusto Migliavacca was born blind. When he was seven years old he started to study the violin and he mastered the instrument extremely well. He also had a fine voice. His family was poor and he performed in Cafes in Parma. He was accompanied for fifteen years by the violinist Giuseppe Ferrari and the violincellist Bartolomeo Marchesi.

He continued to perform on the street and was known as the "Paganini of the itinerant players". As a composer he is remembered for a bazurka that was named after him.

After his death in 1901 a public subscription was started to pay for a monument at the Cimitero della Villetta in Parma. The monuent was created by Riccardo Del Prato (1873-1950).

Images

The grave of Augusto Migliavacca at the Cimitero della Villetta, Parma.
Picture by Androom (11 Feb 2017)

 

Sources
Augusto Migliavacca – ADE spa – Servizi Cimiteriali Parma
Augusto Migliavacca


Milbanke, Anna Isabella

Published: 26 Dec 2017
Last update: 26 Dec 2017