Servais, Joseph

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Servais, Joseph

Servais, Joseph, Belgian cellist, teacher, and composer, son of (Adrien-) Francois Servais; b. Hal, near Brussels, Nov. 23, 1850; d. there, Aug. 29, 1885. He was a pupil of his father at the Brussels Cons., where he won a premier prix in cello (1866). He made his debut in a joint recital with him in Warsaw (1867), then went to Weimar, where he played in the court orch. (1868–70). From 1872 he served as a prof. at the Brussels Cons. He wrote a Cello Concerto (unfinished) and a String Quartet.

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