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Stefania Allinówna

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November 19, 1895,  Łódz - April 20, 1988, Warsaw


Polish pianist and teacher of Jewish origin.

Her father, Sigismund Allina, was an assimilated Jew and a citizen of Austria-Hungary whose family came from Spain. Her mother, Julia née Rauch, was a Czech Jew who converted to Christianity. She had two brothers: Karol and Bogusław.

The artist received Polish citizenship in 1931. She studied with Aleksander Michałowski at the Institute of Music in Warsaw (1910–1917), and also composition with Felicjan Szopski and Kazimierz Sikorski. In the 1920s, she studied under Egon Petri and Hugo Leichtentritt in Berlin, and in 1937 she took a course led by Edwin Fischer in Potsdam. After the Warsaw Uprising, she was deported to Germany for forced labor.

From 1929, she was a piano professor at the Silesian Conservatory of Music in Katowice (then the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice ).


During the German occupation, the artist stayed in Warsaw where she took part in secret cultural activities, participated in private concerts for charity, gave cultural activities, played solo and duo-piano concerts, and participated in private cafes, directed by Bołesław Woytowicz.

In the years 1931–1960 she performed in a duet with Władysława Markiewiczówna . She trained 22 pianists, and her students included, among others: Wiesław Szlachta , Michał Spisak , Jan Gawlas , Czesław Stańczyk , Józef Świder , Stanisław Tomczyński and Piotr Paleczny .

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