- Zofia Chechlińska
(b Warsaw, May 2, 1846; d Warsaw, July 23, 1909). Polish composer, conductor and teacher. He studied at the Warsaw Music Institute (1864–7), where his teachers included Apolinary Kątski (violin) and Stanisław Moniuszko (harmony), and in Berlin (1872–5) with F. Kiel (composition) and R.F. Wuersta (orchestration). During the years in Berlin he composed songs, pieces for string quartet and the Symphony in A (1875). This symphony (his graduation piece) later gained first prize (with distinction) in the Carillon international competition for composers in Brussels (1893). From autumn 1875 until the end of 1880 he was based in Konstanz, where he was director of the Bodan singing society and music school. He returned to Warsaw in January 1881 and from that time contributed to the development of musical life in the city. He was director of the Warsaw Music Society (...