Born in 1777, he became professor at the Accademia in 1839. a post he held until his death in 1850. His work includes busts of major figures such as the poet Lord Byron and the composer Franz Liszt. Detail from l-*thcentury Madonna and Saints in the Accademia Conservatorio Musicale Luigi Cherubini © Piazza delle Belle Arti 2. Map 2 D4 (6E1 Q (055)29 27 80. Library closed to the public (admission by special request). Some of Italy’s finest musicians trained at this musical academy, named after the Florentine composer Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842). The conservatory owns a collection of ancient musical instruments, now on display in the Palazzo Vecchio. They were acquired by Ferdinando, the last of the Medici Grand Dukes, and include violins, violas and cellos made by Stradivari, Amati and Ruggeri.