Kompel, August


Violin virtuoso, said to be Spohr's favorite pupil. He was born at Bruckenau and died at Weimar. He attended the Würzburg School of Music, and was afterward a pupil of David, Joachim and Spohr. He was a member of the Court orchestras of Cassel and Hanover, and then, after a tour, accepted a position in and finally led the Weimar Orchestra. He gave up his work in 1884, and was given a pension. His style was much like that of Spohr.