Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice in 1678 and was the most important composer and violinist of his time.
Gianbattista Vivaldi, violinist and father of Antonio Vivaldi, introduced him to the world of music. In 1704, when he was 25 years old, he was ordained a priest but never left his true vocation: music.
In the same year, he started working at the 'Hospital of Piety', a conservatory for orphan girls, where he was music director until 1740.
In addition to dedicating his time to teaching, he composed a large part of his work during this period, including his best-known work, The Four Seasons.
Vivaldi spent the end of his life composing works for nobility and royal houses throughout Europe. He died in Austria on 28 July 1741 at the age of 63 from an infection while working at the court of Charles VI in Vienna.