XVII Kazimierz Wiłkomirski
International Youth
Cello Competition

Poznań, 4-8 december 2024

XVII Kazimierz Wiłkomirski
International Youth
Cello Competition

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Kazimierz
Wiłkomirski

Kazimierz Wiłkomirski (1900-1995) studied in the years 1911-17 at the Imperial Conservatory in Moscow with Alfred von Glehn (cello). In 1919-23 he continued his studies at the Conservatory in Warsaw in the composition class of Roman Statkowski and conducting with Emil Młynarski, graduating with honors. At the same time, in 1919-21 he worked as a cellist in the orchestra of the Warsaw Opera.

After the war, in 1945-47, he was the rector and professor of conducting at the State Higher School of Music in Łódź. From 1947 to 1952 he was the director and first conductor of the State Philharmonic and Opera in Wrocław, at the same time being a professor of conducting, and in 1950-52 the dean of the 1st Department of the State Higher School of Music in Wrocław. In 1952-57 he was the director of the State Opera and Philharmonic in Gdańsk and a professor at the State Higher School of Music in Sopot. From 1963 he lived in Warsaw, where he was the head of the Department of Chamber Music at the State Higher School of Music.

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