Thomas Dyke Acland Tellefsen was born in Trondheim and grew up in a very active music environment. In 1842 Tellefsen moved to Paris and became a student of Chopin from 1844 until 1847. After Chopin's death, Tellefsen took over many of Chopin's students and quickly gained a reputation as an excellent piano teacher. Carl Filtsch is one of the forgotten personalities of nineteenth-century music. "When this little one begins to tour," said Liszt, "I will have to close up shop." at six he launched his piano career with a tour in his native Transylvania. By 1841, Carl was settled in Paris, where he would enjoy the mentoring of Chopin for the next year and a half.