Willmers, Heinrich Rudolf
Born in Berlin; received his musical education at Weimar under Hummel and at Dessau under Friedrich Schneider. When seventeen years of age he appeared on the concert stage as pianist. As a matured musician he showed remarkable technical skill and was in demand for concert tours for about fifteen years. In 1864 he settled in Berlin as a professor at the Stern Conservatory, but ill health obliged him to resign this position in 1866 and he went to his former home in Vienna, where he died in 1878. Willmer published a number of works for piano, among them brilliant solos, a sonata for piano and violin; etudes and fantasias.