Villoing, Vasili, Russian pianist, violinist, conductor, teacher, and composer, nephew of Alexander Villoing; b. Moscow, Oct. 28, 1850; d. Nizhny-Novgorod, Sept. 15, 1922. He studied piano with his uncle and violin with Ferdinand Laub at the Moscow Cons. He then moved to Nizhny-Novgorod, where he organized a music school and conducted a local orch. founded by him. Among his piano students were Dobrowen and Liapunov. He composed three operas, four string quartets, and a number of piano pieces and songs.
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