Johannes Ockeghem was a famous composer of the Franco-Flemish School (Netherlands). He was also was an honored singer, choirmaster and teacher, traveling to Spain, Germany, France and other places throughout Europe to teach and perform.
Carl Friedrich Abel – was a German composer of the Classical era. (The Chambers Biographical Dictionary gives his year of birth erroneusly as He was a renowned player of the viola da gamba, and composed important music for that instrument.
Josef Suk (1874 –1935) was a Czech composer and violinist. Suk was taught organ, violin, and piano by his father, also known by the name Josef Suk. Though he did not start composing until 1891, he was well-trained in music. He was trained further in violin by the Czech violinist Antonín Bennewitz and his theory studies were conducted with several others including composer Josef Bohuslav Foerster, Karel Knittl, and Karel Stecker.