Munck, Ernest de

BORN 21 Dec 1840, Brussel - DIED 19 Jan 1915, London
BIRTH NAME Munck, Pierre Joseph Ernest de
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (Division 28)

Ernest de Munck was the son of the cellist François de Munck (1815-1854), who provided him with his first education. He gave concerts from the age of eight. He studied under Adrien-François Servais at the Conservatory in Brussels. In 1855 he finished his studies there with a First Prize.

He lived in England for several years, giving concerts and teaching at the Guildhall School of Music. From 1868 to 1870 he lived and worked in Pairs. In 1871 he was engaged as first cello player at the Court Orchestra in Weimar. He played a Stradivari from 1710.

In 1879 he married the soprano Carlotta Patti and they often performed together. They lived in the USA for several years and settled in London afterwards. There he was engaged as a professor at the Royal Academy of Music. He died in London in 1915.

• Wife: Patti, Carlotta (1879-1889)


The grave of Carlotta Patti and Ernest de Munck at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)


Ernest de Munck – Wikipedia

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Published: 08 Dec 2019
Last update: 19 Apr 2022