This Italian Meastro was born In Ivrea on June 4, 1768. His father Giuseppe Ignazio was also a musician, an oboist in the service of the Piedmontese troop band. Francesco followed his father in choosing a military career, at the age of 15 years he joined the Piedmont Regiment as a volunteer, thereby also learning his father's instrument, the oboe. He also became acquainted with the rudiments of music. He also undertook training training on the viola, and by the age of 18 years he was active as a violist in the orchestra of the Royal Theater of Turin.