Dr William Crotch
(1775 - 1847)
Dr William Crotch was active/lived in United Kingdom. Dr Crotch is known for painting.
Biography Dr William Crotch
William Crotch was born in July 1775 and was known as the 'musical phenomenon of Norwich’. He gave public organ recitals at the age of 2 ½. He was Professor of Music at Oxford University for fifty years and first Principal of the Royal Academy of Music.
At Oxford he became friends with John Baptist Malchair (1731-1812), leader of the band at the Music Room, Oxford and drawing master, whose stylistic influence can be seen in his work.
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