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Polish Violin Virtuoso Wanda Wilkomirska Born on This Day! [ON-THIS-DAY]

Today is Polish-Australian violin virtuoso Wanda Wilkomirska's 87th birthday.

A protege of Ede Zathureczki, Tadeusz Wroński and Henryk Szeryngshe shared 2nd prize at the 1952 Wieniawski International Violin Competition with Julian Sitkovetsky - with Igor Oistrakh claiming 1st prize.

Ms Wilkomirska premiered a number of important works - including solo repertoire by Bacewicz, Penderecki and Bargielski.

She currently teaches 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

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

WANDA WILKOMIRSA | PENDERECKI | ‘CAPRICCIO’ FOR VIOLIN & ORCHESTRA| MARKOWSKI | NATIONAL PHILHARMONIC OF WARSAW | 1968

 

WANDA WILKOMIRSKA | WIENIAWSKI | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 2 IN D MINOR | ROWICKI | WARSAW PHILHARMONIC | 1969

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