Renaud de Vilbac

Renaud Vilbac (or Charles Renaud Vilbac), born in Montpellier, France, June 3, 1829, and died in Ixelles (near Brussels) Belgium, March 19, 1884, was a French organist and composer. He entered the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris at age of 13 to study the organ there with François Benoist and composition with Halévy. Two years later, he won the first two Grand Prix of Rome with his cantata The Renegade Tangier on a Pastoret text in 1844.