Lauterbach, Johann Christoph


Born at Culmbach, Bavaria. He became a virtuoso on the violin, and studied at the school of music in Wurzburg under Bratsch and Professor Frolich. In 1850 he entered the Conservatory at Brussels, where he received instruction from De Beriot and Fetis. The next year he received the gold medal, and became professor of violin during Leonard's absence. After some travel through the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, he became concertmaster and professor of the violin at the Conservatory at Munich. At the death of Lipinski, in 1861, he went to Dresden as second leader of the Royal band, succeeding Schubert, and in 1873 succeeding him in first place. He held from 1861 to 1877 the position of principal violin teacher at the Conservatory. He appeared in England during the seasons of 1864 and 1865, playing at the Philharmonic and at the Musical Union. In Paris he played at the last concert given at the Tuileries before the war of 1870, and was pre- . sented by Emperor Napoleon with a ' gold snuff-box set with diamonds. He has been decorated with many orders . of both north and south Germany. He has produced some compositions for the violin.