Villoing, Alexander



Russian pianist; born at St. Petersburg, where he also died. He became celebrated as a teacher of piano and had many famous pupils, among them Anton and Nicholas Rubinstein. When Anton made his debut in 1841 at Paris Villoing assisted. He has published his system of instruction in a work entitled ficole Pratique du Piano, which contains very ingenious and practical exercises. Among his compositions the most pretentious is a concerto.