Jacob Victor Buzian (1842-  ?)


Born Hague, Netherlands in 1842, Jacob Buzian came to London at some time before the age of 20. In 1860 he settled there and married. He lived in London all his working life and died there probably between 1900 and 1910.


He played second flute at the Royal Italian Opera from about 1880 and probably remained until his death. There is evidence to show that he partnered Frederick Griffith on 24th June 1898 for a Melba concert given at the Royal Opera House. It would seem that Buzian held his position at the Royal Italian Opera for twenty years or more.




Note: The leader and solo violinist appearing with the Royal Aquarium band under Arthur Sullivan in February 1876 shared the same surname and may or may not have been a relative of Jacob Buzian.






Royal Italian Opera 1847





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