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.
WANDA WILKOMIRSKA | SZYMANOWSKI VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 | NIKLAUS WYSS & SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | 1983
Violin Concerto No.1 & No.2
Wanda Wilkomirska & Charles Treger, Violin
Witold Rowicki & Robert Satanowski, Conductor
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Muza Polskie Nagrania