Wanda Wilkomirska Birthday

Polish-Australian violin virtuoso Wanda Wilkomirska was born on this day – in 1929.

A protégé of Ede Zathureczki, Tadeusz Wroński and Henryk Szeryng, Ms Wilkomirska is a former prize winner at the Geneva, Budapest, Leipzig and Wieniawski International Violin Competitions.

She premiered a number of important works – including solo repertoire by Bacewicz, Penderecki and Bargielski.

Ms Wilkomirska held teaching positions on faculty at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Australian Academy of Music – and serves as a jury member on a number of international competitions.

She passed away in May of last year – aged 89.

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WANDA WILKOMIRSKA | SZYMANOWSKI VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 | NIKLAUS WYSS & SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 1983

Szymanowski

Violin Concerto No.1 & No.2

Wanda Wilkomirska & Charles Treger, Violin

Witold Rowicki & Robert Satanowski, Conductor

Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Muza Polskie Nagrania

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