Joseph Christoph Kessler
*26 VIII 1800 Augsburg, †14 I 1872 Wiedeń
German pianist, composer and pedagogue who settled in Poland. He studied in Vienna. Between 1820 and 1826 he taught the piano in Łańcut and Lvov in the residence of Mount Potocki.
In 1829 he settled in Warsaw where he worked as a pedagogue. Between 1835 and 1855 he lived in Lvov, where he was a pedagogue and pianist.
He composed many piano pieces i.a.: Fantaisie Op. 23, Impromptu Op. 24, 44, Trois Nocturnes Op. 28, Vingt-quatre preludes Op. 31 dedicated to Chopin (ed. 1835 Milan). He also composed many highly valued piano etudes.
Chopin dedicated him the Preludes, Op. 28.