Giuseppe Donati invented the modern 10-hole ocarina.
The ceramic ocarina is a musical wind instrument that is a type of vessel flute. The earliest known examples of an ocarina found include: the small terracotta animal-shaped whistles shaped like birds that were found (and still are made) in India dated over six thousand years old, and a tortoise-shaped Ocarina that was found in the remains of the Mayan civilization.
The modern Budrio or ten hole ocarina was invented by Italian Giuseppe Donati in 1853. Giuseppe Donati was a seventeen year old musician and baker that lived in Budrio, Italy.
Ocarina HistoryThe ocarina or vessel flute, first appeared approximately 10,000 years ago. Italian musician, Giuseppe Donati, invented the modern 10-hole ocarina.