|Born||June 12, 1857|
|Died||November 19, 1928 (aged 71)|
|Occupation(s)||Violinist and composer|
|Years active||Circa 1880–1928|
Born in Turin on 12 June 1857, Simonetti left his family in Bologna (this can be gleaned from his letter to Mr Hill (of Hills and Sons) written in 1922,) and completed his studies under Francesco Bianchi, Eugenio Cavallini, Giuseppe Gamba, Charles Dancla (regarded as the last exponent of the classical French school of violin playing), and Camillo Sivori, the last pupil of Niccolo Paganini.
Simonetti died aged 71 in London on 19 November 1928.
Simonetti came to England in 1891, embarking on a career as chamber musician. He became part of the first London Trio, an endeavour which occupied him from 1901 to 1912, along with cellist William Whitehouse and pianist Amina Goodwin.
- Ronde joyeuse for string orchestra
- Sérénade for string orchestra
- Meditazione for small orchestra 
- Chamber music
- Allegretto Romantico in D minor for viola and piano (published 1897)
- Andante mélancolique for violin (or cello) and piano
- Ballata in C minor for viola and piano (published 1897)
- Berceuse for violin and piano
- Canzonetta for violin and piano
- Capriccio for violin and piano
- Cavatina for cello and piano
- Elegia for cello and piano
- Furlana, Italian Dance for violin and piano
- Madrigale in D major for violin and piano (1901) - wrote text and music? - (Different?) music has been set to this by Pietro Floridia.
- Mazurka for violin and piano
- Minuetto for violin and piano
- Notturnino for violin and piano
- Rêverie for violin and piano
- Romanza for violin and piano
- Romanzetta for violin and piano
- Sonata No. 2, Op. 9, for violin and piano in C major (published 1894)
- Scènes montagnardes, Op. 12, for violin and piano
- String Quartet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 14 (published 1904)
- String Quartet No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 16 (published c.1904)
- Caprice-Mazurka for piano
- Trois Morceaux caractéristiques (3 Character Pieces) for piano
- "Achille Simonetti is born". Retrieved 24 August 2010.
- "Montagnana Books: Autographs Catalogue". Retrieved 24 August 2010.
- "Charles Dancla: His Life & Times". Retrieved 24 August 2010..
- Walter Starkie, Scholars and Gypsies (1963), p. 90–1.
- "Achille Simonetti dies". Retrieved 24 August 2010.
- Pine, Richard & Charles Acton (eds.): To Talent Alone. The Royal Irish Academy of Music, 1848–1998 (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, 1998), 460–1.
- "Musik und Gender im Internet: Amina Goodwin". Retrieved 16 January 2011.
- Autograph score at Santini Library.
- "Madrigale, Floridia, Music by Simonetti". Retrieved 24 August 2010.
- IMSLP / Hofmeister.
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