Mackenzie, Alexander Campbell, 1847-1935

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

Scottish violinist, pianist and composer.   Born in Nelson Street, Edinburgh, 22 August 1847.
Studied in Germany, France and in London.

Responsible for bringing Frederick Niecks to Scotland in the 1860s.

Returned to Edinburgh in 1865 and worked as a performer and teacher.  He played in the orchestra at the Reid Concerts from 1867 to 1878, under August Manns as principal second violin and under Charles Hallé as a member of the first violin section.  Mackenzie taught piano and violin at the Ladies' College in Edinburgh (Merchant Company) and the Church of Scotland Normal School Training College.  In 1873 was appointed conductor of the Scottlsh Vocal Association and in 1874 he married Mary Burnside.
Appointed in 1887 Principal of the Royal Academy of Music, London in succession to Sir George Macfarren.

Alexander Campbell Mackenzie (Wikipedia)

British, Scottish