1769 - 1833
Veronica Rosale [Dussek] Cianchettini was born in ?áslav, Bohemia and died in London. A member of the distinguished Dussek musical family, she was a singer, virtuoso pianist, harpist, and teacher. She studied with her father, Jan Joseph (b. 1738), and started performing as a pianist at an early age. When she traveled to London in about 1795 to visit her pianist/composer brother, Jan Ladislav (b. 1760) she met Italian music publisher Francesco Cianchettini and married him in 1979. They had a son, Pio, who was dubbed "the English Mozart" as a child, and a daughter Veronica Elizabeth Cianchettini, who became a pianist. Veronica Dussek Cianchettini made several public appearances in theaters in London, concertized in Europe with her brother Jan, and published many works for solo piano, including sonatas, sets of variations, waltzes, duets, and airs and rondos. In addition to these, she composed the Two Sonatas for the Piano-Forte with an Accompaniment for a Violin & Violoncello, Op. 4, (ca. 1800).