(b Wilno, 1762; d Edinburgh, 1848). Polish violinist and composer. Violinist in royal chapel of King of Poland 1777–84. Visited Vienna 1785, meeting Haydn and Mozart; then 3 years in It.; Paris 1787–90. Visited Eng. 1792, playing in London, Bath, Liverpool, and Manchester. Took part in Haydn's London concerts 1794. Settled in Liverpool 1800, founding publishing firm 1803. One of founders of Phil. Soc., London. Lived in Edinburgh from 1815, retiring in 1829. Comp. vn. concs., chamber mus., etc.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.