Mr Georges Alexandre Krins
Mr Georges Alexandre Krins, 23, was born in Paris, 18th March, 1889. He entered the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Liège, Belgium on 30th October 1902 and studied there until 1908.
He reportedly wished to pursue a military career. However, he was persuaded by his parents to return to remain in civilian life. He worked in his father's shop and played in La Grande Symphonie, Spa. In 1910, he entered as first violin at Le Trianon Lyrique in Paris. After that, he travelled to London and played 2 years at the Ritz Hotel until in March 1912. In the beginning of April 1912, when he was recruited by CW & FN Black in Liverpool to play on the Titanic, he was the bandmaster of the Trio String Orchestra playing near the Café Français. His London address was 10 Villa Road, Brixton.
Krins died in the disaster, his body, if recovered, was never identified.
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