(b Borgo di Canale, nr. Bergamo, 1822; d Crocetta di Mozzo, nr. Bergamo, 1901).
It. cellist and composer. Début Milan 1837, Paris and London 1844. Annual visitor to London, being particularly assoc. with the Monday and Saturday Popular Chamber Concerts 1859–98. Lived in London from 1846 and was cellist in Joachim Qt. Piatti prize for cellists at RAM is in his memory. Wrote 2 vc. concs., 6 vc. sonatas, other chamber works, and ed. vc. sonatas by other composers. His 1720 Stradivari vc., now known as ‘the Piatti’, is lent to the winner of the triennial Piatigorsky Award in NY.