Alexander V. VERZHBILOVICH, Russian cello player, professor of St. Petersburg Conservatory (1849–1911). Verzhbilovich was the lead cello of the Italian Opera in St. Petersburg; then played with the orchestra of Mariininsky Theater, and taught in St. Petersburg Conservatory. Teacher of Leopold Rostropovich, father of renowned cello player, Mstislav Rostropovich. C4937 VERZHBILOVICH, A. V. (Вержбилович А. В.)