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Willem de Fesch (Composer)

Born: 26th August 1687, Alkmaar, Netherlands

Died: 3rd January 1761, London

Nationality: Dutch

Willem de Fesch was a virtuoso Dutch violone player and composer.

The pupil of Karel Rosier, who was a Vice-Kapellmeister at Bonn, de Fesch later married his daughter, Maria Anna Rosier.

De Fesch was active in Amsterdam between 1710 and 1725. From 1725 to 1731 he served as Kapellmeister at Antwerp Cathedral.

Thereafter he moved to London where he gave concerts and played the violone in Handel's orchestra in 1746.

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