Auguste Frederic Durand
Auguste Frederic Durand was born in Warsaw, Russian Poland, about 1770.
Until 1787 he remained at home receiving instruction from his father, and was then sent to Paris, where he studied under Viotti. In 1794-95 he traveled with great success. After a very unsettled life, he finally established himself at Strasburg, where he remained a leader of the band until his death, subsequent to 1834, the exact date being unknown.