French violinist and composer.
Playing a sonata of his own, he made his Paris debut at the Concert Spirituel (1747). For the next three years he regularly appeared there as a soloist, playing concertos by Vivaldi and the music of Tartini, with whom he had studied in Padua.
Withdrew from public performance (1750). Continued to play in private salons and as the first violinist in the orchestra of the duc de Clermont.
A member of Madame Brillon’s social circle, he was frequently her accompanist and played at her home, where Franklin became acquainted with him. Traveled with Madame Brillon to Nice (1782).