(b Brussels, 16 Oct. 1729; d Brussels, 1 Nov. 1768). Flemish composer. In 1746 he was a violinist in the royal chapel at Brussels; he seems to have remained in its service for most of his life, in spite of tours that took him to Dublin (where he directed the Philharmonic Concerts, 1751–3), Paris, Vienna, and elsewhere. He was director of the Brussels Grand Théâtre from 1762 to 1767. A prolific composer, he wrote several operas, symphonies, and chamber music.
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.