Gawroński [Rola-Gawroński], Wojciech
- Zofia Chechlińska
(b Sejmany, Troitsk district, March 28, 1868; d Kowanówko, nr Poznań, Aug 5, 1910). Polish pianist, composer and conductor. His dates of birth and death have been given incorrectly in other sources. At the Warsaw Music Institute he studied the piano with Strobl, theory with Roguski and composition with Noskowski. He left in 1891, but also studied composition privately in Warsaw with Minchejmer, later in Berlin with Moszkowski. For a short time he gave music lessons in Kaunas and for several months played in the orchestra at Vilnius Cathedral. After his wife’s death he went to Vienna, where he became acquainted with the Leschetizky method of teaching; it is possible that he also studied orchestration with Brahms. As a pianist he gave concerts in various towns in Poland and Russia, being particularly admired for his interpretations of Chopin and Bach. From 1895 to 1902 he was director of the music school in Orel. He taught in Warsaw from ...