Van Bree, Johann Bernhard

1801-1857

 

Violinist; born in Amsterdam, of a musical family. He received his instruction from his father, and became ?uite celebrated in his country. In 829 he was made conductor of the Felix Meritis Society, which position he held until his death. In 1840 he founded the Cacilienverein, and was also head of the music school of the Society for the Encouragement of Music. Among his works are masses, and a cantata for St. Cecilia's Day.