Alexander Varlamov (1801-1848)
VARLAMOV, Alexander (1801-1848) was born in Moscow in 1801. He was a choirboy at the court in St. Petersburg from 1811, and studied under its director, Dmitry Bortniansky. He left the court in 1818 and served as director of the Russian Ambassador's chapel choir in The Hague from 1819 to 1823. Returning to St. Petersburg later that year, he taught singing intermittently for the remainder of his life, and also was the kapellmeister for the Moscow Imperial Theater from 1832 to 1845. He died in St. Petersburg in 1848. He is the great-grandfather of composer Alexander Vladimirovich Varlamov.