A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 12, Pinner to by Philip H. Highfill;Kalman A. Burnim;Edward A. Langhans

By Philip H. Highfill;Kalman A. Burnim;Edward A. Langhans

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Payments in the same amount were made to her on 4 August 1799, 3 August 1800, and 5 July 1801. Pinto, George Frederick 17851806, violinist, pianist, singer. George Frederick Pinto was born in the Lambeth district of London on 25 September 1785, the son of Samuel Sanders and the singer National Portrait Gallery GEORGE FREDERICK PINTO engraving by Burt, after Robertson Page 2 Julia Pinto, whose surname he eventually adopted. His mother's father was the violinist Thomas Pinto and her mother the opera and concert singer Sibilla Gronaman Pinto.

Thomas Pinto died in Dublin in 1783 and Charlotte returned to London, apparently to reside with her stepdaughter Mrs Sanders and her step-grandson, the musical prodigy George Frederick Sanders. She supervised his training devotedly and was probably responsible both for his baptismal name, reflecting her admiration for Handel, and for the fact that he adopted his grandfather's patronymic, Pinto, before going on the concert stage. A note in the Burney Collection in the British Library states that on Sunday night 26 October 1783 a meeting was held of the Society of Musicians at the Feathers Tavern in the Strand, to take into consideration the distressed situation of Mrs Pinto and grant such relief as with propriety could be allowed of, she having lost her claim to that charity from Mr Pinto's having neglected his contributions to it.

It may be that his premises actually remained the same and that he altered the description of his location from time to time. Perhaps he performed at the 1717 benefit concert. " See AMADEI, FILIPPO. Piquenit. See PIGUENT. Pirker, Signora [fl. 17461748], singer. Described by Dr Burney as "a German woman of small capabilities," Signora Pirker sang in Annibale in Capua at the King's Theatre on 4 November 1746. On 14 April 1747 she participated in the annual benefit for indigent musicians and their families.

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