Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice, Italy. He was originally a priest but chose to follow his passion for music. His father was a professional violinist and taught Antonio how to play the violin. His love for music made him want to explore other instruments as well. He was named Master of Violin when he was 25 years old in the Devout Hospital of Mercy in Venice. During his time in Mantua, as Maestro di Cappella of the court of the local governor, he wrote his most famous work “The Four Seasons”, a group of four violin concertos, each of which gives musical expression to a season of the year.