Leopold Mozart

1719 - 1787
Biography

Father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

At 29 years old he became the court composer for the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg, where he had previously served as a violinist.

Without a doubt, when he became aware of his son's great talent, he left his creative work to concentrate on his facet as a professor, for which he was widely recognized (he is the author of A Treatise on the Fundamental Principles of Violin Playing, a comprehensive treatise on violin playing, which was translated into various languages).

In 1762, Wolfgang was 6 years old and was already playing violin and keyboard instruments at an advanced level. Leopold dedicated himself to accompanying his son on tours of the courts of Europe.

Works for Trumpet by Leopold Mozart