Zabalzay y Olaso, Don Damaso
Spanish composer, teacher and concert-pianist; born at Irurita, Navarra. He studied under Sagabeta, Vidaola, and Mariano Garcia. In 1858 he went to live in Madrid and later became professor of theory and declamation at the National Conservatory. His compositions for piano were extremely popular and he wrote a great many. He also composed sonatinas and studies which were used in the conservatories of music at Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and Milan. He died in Madrid.