JEAN BAPTISTE SENAILLE (1687 - 1730)
The son of a violinist, a member of the 24 Violons du Roi (24 Violins of the King), Jean-Baptiste Senaillié inherited his father’s position in 1713. He seems to have won a name for himself both in France and in Italy, where he was for two years a pupil of Tomaso Antonio Vitali in Modena. In France once more, he became a member of the Chambre du Roi.
Senaillié was the leading French composer of violin music in the generation before Leclair. He published several collections of violin sonatas.