Louis Brassin was born in Aix-la-Chapelle, Prussia, June 24, 1840
His musical education was conducted at the conservatory at Leipzig, under Moscheles. In company with his brothers, Leopold and Gerhard, he made several concert tours in which he rarely failed to draw large and enthusiastic audiences. In 1866 he was appointed instructor at Sterns’ Conservatorium in Berlin, but he resigned this position in 1868 to take a similar one at the Brussels Conservatoire. Later he removed to the conservatory at St. Petersburg. Among his best known compositions are “Der Thronfolger”, an operetta, twelve etudes de concert, and a considerable number of galops and waltzes.
He died in St. Petersburg, May 17, 1884.