Pietro Grattoni d’Arcano (Chiopris 1698 – Venice 1760)

From labrunelde.it

As was the custom, Peter, a strong and well balanced person, was taught by Bellinzani certainly until 1719, the year he moved to Venice to take up his diplomatic career. This appointmen enabled him to travel and meet artists such as Händel (1685-1759). A descendent of the ancient king's men of Liburnia, Peter was, according to a number of sources, a skilful flautist, violinist, harpsichodist and composer. As during his connection with Peter, Bellinzani composed some of his sonatas, Stefano Bet concludes that they were composed for his young and promising student.

Pasquale Bruscolini (Pesaro 1718 – ivi 1782)

Musical virtuoso, accomplished contralto.

Pasquale Bruscolini, also known as Pasqualino da Pesaro specialized in singing under Bellinzani for nearly ten years in the Chapels of Pesaro, Fano and Urbino. Finishing his apprenticeship with the Maestro from Mantua, Bruscolini embarked on a brilliant cereer travelling around Europe. We find him at the court of the King of Poland, in Berlin (1743) where he remained for ten years as court singer and at the Gran Teatro dell'Opera, then at Dresden in the service of the Elector of Saxony, whose Chapel was directed by M.° Hasse who made him lead singer in many of his italian operas such as L'Artemisia (1753), L'Olimpiade (1756), Siroe (Dresda 1763), etc... On his return to Italy, his fame was such that even if elderly, he was called on to animate ceremonies in several towns of the Marches. From 1777 he lived with the Mancini Family at Strada delle Calligarie 63 Pesaro, where he died five years later and, as requested in his will, was buried in the Servite Church.

(Paolo Benedetto Bellinzani, Versetti per organo: manoscritto dell'Archivio capitolare del Duomo di Pesaro, a cura di Davide Marsano, Forni, Bologna, 1997, p. XV).

Gianandrea Bellini (Fano 1700 ca. – ivi, May 1781)

According to Don Bellini, Fano was a musical desert. There was no sound of treble voices, violas, double base or violoncellos. The only way to study music in depth was to go to artists of worth like Mr Cartoceto, professor of mathematics, Don Massi, violinist, student of Arcangelo Corelli, Bernardi of Bologna, double base player, violoncello player Quartieri of Rimini, the elderly Bellinzani, famous composer and the theorist Basilij of the Chapel of Loreto. Following the experience gained by these contacts and thanks to his own enthusiasm for music, Bellini founded an Academy in Fano which lasted more then 30 years.