De Munck, Ernest


He is a brilliant cellist, the son of François De Munck, cello virtuoso, and was born in Brussels. He studied under his father and Servais, and at ten years of age was a talented violinist. He lived for some time in London, where he married Carlotta Patti, in 1879. He traveled through Great Britain with Jullien's band, and in 1870 became first cellist at Weimar in the Court Orchestra. From 1879 until 1893 he resided in Paris. In the latter year he was appointed professor of cello-playing at the Royal Academy of Music, London. He is also professor of music at the Guildhall School of Music.