- Patrick Peire
- and Sylvester Beelaert
(b Chimay, 1814; d Mons, Aug 19, 1877). Belgian cellist, conductor and composer. He studied the cello (with Platel and De Munck) and composition (with Fétis) at the Brussels Conservatory, winning second prix for the cello in 1836; he never completed his studies but left to teach the cello at the Mons Conservatory, where he later became the director. He played in the Société des Concerts in Mons and in the local theatre. In ...