Sigismond Stojowski ( Zygmunt Stojowski; . * 27 Märzjul / April 8 1870greg in Strzelce in Kielce, .. Other possible dates of birth are the 2nd or 14th May, 1863, 1869, 1871 or 1876 † November 5, 1946 in New York) was a Polish pianist and composer.
Stojowski was in Krakow student of Władysław Żeleński ( 1837-1921 ). In 1887 he went to Paris, where he studied with Louis Diémer, Léo Delibes and Théodore Dubois at the Conservatoire. He also studied philosophy at the Sorbonne, history and literature. In 1891 he took piano lessons from Ignatz Paderewski.
Stojowski international career as a composer and pianist began with a concert at the Salle Erard in Paris in 1891, where he performed his first piano concerto under Benjamin Godard. In the following years he performed with the major orchestras of Germany and England, where his works have been performed with great success. His d- minor Symphony was awarded the first prize, the FANTAZJA Polska when Maurycy - Zamoyski Competition second prize at the International Paderewski Competition in Leipzig in 1898. Both Brahms and Tchaikovsky expressed appreciation for his compositions.
The end of 1905 he moved to the USA, where he also made a name as a pianist in no time. In 1906, he led the New York Symphony Orchestra under Frank Damrosch at Carnegie Hall, Saint- Saëns 's Fourth Piano Concerto on. In addition to his extensive concert activity Stojowski was always active as a teacher: to 1911 at the Institute of Musical Art (later the Juilliard School of Music emerged from the, then until 1918 at the From end School of Music He also gave summer courses and master classes in many cities. the U.S. but also in Canada and South America, since 1940 also at the Juilliard School. His most famous pupils were Alexander Brachocki, Antonia Brico, Phyllida Ashley, Oscar Levant, Mischa Levitzki, Arthur Loesser, Alfred Newman, Guiomar Novaes, Harriet goods and Luisa Mathilde Morales - Macedo.
Stojowski composed a symphony, a violin concerto and two piano concertos, a rhapsody symphonique for piano and orchestra, a concert piece for cello and orchestra, two cantatas, numerous piano pieces, chamber music and songs.