18th October 1828
29th January 1905
Pietro Bianchini was born in Venice. At age eleven, he began studying the violin; in 1842, when he was thirteen years old, was admitted to join as a student in the orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice; in a few years became a violinist. At the same time, without having made regular studies, he composed trios and quartets, deemed worthy of consideration by the conductor of the theater, G. Mares.