1812–1865

Introduction

Born: March 11, 1812, Col­beck Street, Wa­ter­ford, Ire­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 12, 1865, Châ­teau de Ha­get, Vieu­zos, Hautes-Py­ré­nées, France.

Buried: Ken­sal Green Ce­me­te­ry, Lon­don, Eng­land.

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Biography

Wallace stu­died pi­ano and or­gan while young, and had his first pub­lic vio­lin per­form­ance in Dublin, Ire­land, in 1834. He played the vio­lin in the the­ater, and served as or­gan­ist in a num­ber of churches.

In 1835 he moved to Tas­man­ia, and found­ed a mu­sic acad­e­my in Syd­ney, Aus­tral­ia. Some time lat­er, while in New York, he left his wife Is­a­bel­la Kel­ly to mar­ry pi­an­ist Hel­en Stoe­pel.

Works

Wallace com­posed songs, du­ets, pi­ano so­los, and op­eras, in­clud­ing Mar­i­ta­na and Lur­line.

Sources

Music