Wilhorski, Count Matvei Jurjevitch
Director of the Imperial Russian Musical Society of St. Petersburg. His large and well-selected library is now in the St. Petersburg Conservatory and his fine Stradivari cello is owned by his friend, Carl Davidoff. He was an excellent cellist, a pupil of Romberg. Wilhorski was born in Valhynia and died in St. Petersburg, where he spent the greater part of his life. He was a brother of Michail Jurjevitch, an able composer.