A Dictionary of Music and Musicians/Pettit, Walter

1999006A Dictionary of Music and Musicians — Pettit, WalterThomas Percy Hudson

PETTIT, Walter, violoncellist, was born in London on March 14, 1836, and received his musical education chiefly at the Royal Academy of Music. In 1851 he was engaged by Balfe for the orchestra of Her Majesty's Theatre, in which he remained for many years. In 1861 he succeeded Lucas as principal violoncello in the Philharmonic orchestra, and in 1876 took the place of Paque in Her Majesty's private band.