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Ludwik Stefański

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born July 14 , 1917 in Kraków , † August 28 , 1982 in Kraków


Ludwik Stefański wasPolish pianist and music teacher . Stefański had piano lessons from the age of six with Kazimierz Krzyształowicz and lessons in music theory, harmony and composition with Bernardo Rizzi . From 1932 to 1935 he continued his piano studies at the Liceo Musicale di Bologna . He then attended a chamber music course and a piano course with Nino Rossi . He finally perfected his training in composition and music theory with Cesare Nordio . In 1938 he returned to Poland and began teaching at the Kraków Music Institute.

During the German occupation of Poland, he gave private lessons in Kraków and gave underground concerts.


From 1945 he taught at the State Music Academy in Kraków and took over piano classes at the conservatory and the music lyceum. From 1948 to 1982 he taught at the Academy of Music in Kraków , from 1958 as an associate professor and from 1970 as a full professor. From 1974 to 1982 he held the second chair for piano. From 1959 to 1963 he also headed the piano class at the State Music Academy in Breslau. He also gave master classes for pianists in Germany, Italy, Spain and Japan and acted as a juror at international competitions. His piano students include Joachim Grubich , Kazimierz Kord ,Krzysztof Missona , Krzysztof Penderecki , Ewa Synowiec , Boguslaw Schaeffer , Rafael Alcolado , Ikuko Endo , Małgorzata Jaworska , Kevin Kenner , Peter Rohde and Okitaka Uehara .

As a soloist and in a duo with his wife Halina Czerny-Stefańska, Stefański has performed in Poland, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Brazil, Japan and Australia. He also made disc recordings and recordings for various Polish and foreign radio stations. In 1990, the State Music Schools in Płock held a Ludwik Stefanski Piano Competition for children and young people.

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