Ernst Haberbier was born in Konnisgberg, (Prussia), Germany, October 5, 1813.
In 1832 he went to St. Petersburg, where he taught and performed upon the piano. From 1850 he undertook concert tours in which he made a distinguished success, largely on account of his mastery over technical difficulties. In 1866 he settled as a teacher in Bergen, Norway. His compositions are collected under the title of “Etudes Poetiques”.
He died in Bergen, March 12, 1869.