Saint-Lubin, Leon de



Violinist, who was born in Berlin of French parentage. He appeared with success at Berlin and Dresden in his twelfth year, then studied under Pelledro at Dresden and with Spohr at Frankfort. After traveling through Germany Saint-Lubin settled in Vienna to study composition. In 1823 he joined the orchestra at the Josephstadt Theatre, and in 1824 became second chapelmaster in Vienna, winning a fair degree of success. In 1830 he was called to Berlin as a concertmaster at the Konigstadter Theatre, and occupied that post until 1847. Saint-Lubin wrote two operas; a melodrama, Belisar; ballets; pantomimes; five violin concertos; nineteen string quartets; an octet; trios for strings; and piano and other music.