- Gérard Streletski
(b Marseilles, Sept 4, 1816; d Paris, July 2, 1878). French composer, teacher and conductor. He became a student at the Paris Conservatoire in 1834, and studied composition with Henri-Montan Berton and Halévy. He won premiers prix for harmony and accompaniment (1836), counterpoint and fugue (1836) and for organ playing (1839). The jury of the Prix de Rome awarded him a second prize on 30 April 1839, and the first prize on 23 May 1840. His cantata written for the competition, Loÿse de Montfort, was performed at the Opéra on 7 October 1840.
On completing his studies he divided his time mainly between teaching and composition, and worked occasionally as a conductor. He held an unsalaried post as teacher of harmony and accompaniment at the Conservatoire from 1838 to 1 April 1841 and was appointed accompanist to the opera class on 1 December 1839...