Meerts, Lambert Joseph



Violinist and composer of valuable instructive music for the violin; born at Brussels. When sixteen he became a member of the theatre orchestra in Antwerp. He studied in Paris with Habeneck, Lafont and Baillot, then returned to Brussels and began to teach. In 1828 he commenced to play in the city orchestra; in 1832 he was made solo violinist, and in 1835 was appointed to teach violin at the local Conservatory. Among his instructive compositions for the violin is a series of duets for two violins, founded on rhythms from the symphonies of Beethoven. Some of his other writings are three books of etudes of the second, fourth and sixth position; three etudes in fugue and staccato; and Mecanisme du Violon.