Cusins, (Sir) William (George)

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Cusins, (Sir) William (George) (b London, 1833; d Remouchamps, Ardennes, 1893). Eng. conductor, organist, pianist, and composer. Début 1849 as pianist, then org. of Queen's private chapel, and violinist in CG orch. On staff RAM 1851–85, GSMD from 1885. Cond., Phil Soc. 1867–83, continuing to tour widely as pianist. Comp. oratorio, pf. conc., and ovs. Knighted 1892. Master of the Queen's Musick 1870–93.