Polish jazz trumpeter Tomasz Stanko has passed away

Tomasz Stanko, renowned Polish jazz musician, died on July 29 in a Warsaw hospital at the age of 76. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer earlier this year. Tomasz Stanko was born in Rzeszów, Poland on July 11, 1942. He started his studies with classical piano and violin, but eventually switched to the jazz…Continue Reading Polish jazz trumpeter Tomasz Stanko has passed away

Kazimierz Rozbicki Has Passed Away

On July 2nd, at the age of 86, Kazimierz Rozbicki passed away. He was a composer, conductor, journalist (for “Ruch Muzyczny”, among others), teacher. He had an immense impact on Polish culture, receiving such honors as the Bronze Medal “Gloria Arits” and the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. He had been a…Continue Reading Kazimierz Rozbicki Has Passed Away

Obituary: Prof. Stanisław Moryto

Former president of the Chopin Music University in Warsaw, Professor Stanisław Moryto died on June 5 after a long illness. He was 71. One of the most active personalities on the musical scene in Warsaw, Stanisław Moryto headed the Warsaw Music Academy from 2005 until 2012 and, thanks to his efforts, this venerable institution gained…Continue Reading Obituary: Prof. Stanisław Moryto

Wanda Wiłkomirska Obituary

Wanda Wiłkomirska, the great Polish violinist associated for decades with the Warsaw Philharmonic died on May 1. She was 89 years old. Born on 11 January 1929, Wiłkomirska came from a large musical family—her brother Kazimierz was a cellist and sister Maria was a pianist, and they often performed chamber music as the Wiłkomirski Trio….Continue Reading Wanda Wiłkomirska Obituary

Wojciech Maciejewski Obituary

Wojciech Maciejewski, the younger brother of composer, pianist and choral conductor, Roman Maciejewski (1910-1998), died in Warsaw on February 11. He was 94 years old.  A kind and gentle yet firm individual, Wojciech was a tireless champion of his brother’s musical opus. Born in Leszno in 1923, he spent the World War II years in…Continue Reading Wojciech Maciejewski Obituary

Lt. Gen. Edward Leon Rowny Obituary

Edward Leon Rowny, a retired U.S Army Lieutenant General, died on December 17, 2017. He was 100 years old. A commanding officer in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, Gen. Rowny served as military advisor to five U.S. presidents and was one of the negotiators of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. Born in Baltimore, MD on…Continue Reading Lt. Gen. Edward Leon Rowny Obituary

Maciej Jabłoński

With great sadness we note the passing of musicologist Maciej Jabłoński, who died in Poznań on September 13. He was 55 years old. A graduate of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, since 1987 Dr. Jabłoński worked at the Musicology Institute of his alma mater. His interests included music aesthetics, methodology, and the history and…Continue Reading Maciej Jabłoński

The Sound Man

By Marek Żebrowski Polish violinist Jerzy Milewski died in Curitiba, Brazil, on 23 June 2017. He was 70 years old. Born in Warsaw on 17 September 1946, Milewski succumbed to cancer after a very difficult, year-long fight. He is survived by his wife, Aleida, and two children, Christopher and Pamina. It was the tone—his tone—deep and…Continue Reading The Sound Man

Elżbieta Chojnacka

World renowned Polish harpsichord player Elżbieta Chojnacka passed away on May 28, 2017 at the age of 77. Chojnacka graduated from Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Muzyczna in Warsaw and then studied in Paris with Aimée van de Viele, who was a student of Wanda Landowska. After her studies, Chojnacka settled in Paris where she started her…Continue Reading Elżbieta Chojnacka

Lidia Kierończyk

Lidia Kierończyk passed away on April 3, 2017 after fighting a long illness. She was a teacher of music theory and since 1999, she was the head of the theory section in the School of Music on Głogowska Street in Poznań. She was associated with the Poznań School of Talents (now called: The Jadwiga Kaliszewska…Continue Reading Lidia Kierończyk