Cibbini-Kozeluch, Catherina [Catharina, Katharina]
- Rosario Marciano,
- Jorge Sanchez-Chiong
- and Anna Šerých
(b Vienna, Feb 20, 1785; d Zákupy, nr Česká Lípa, Aug 12, 1858)). Austrian pianist and composer of Bohemian descent. She was the daughter of the renowned pianist, composer conductor and teacher Leopold Kozeluch. After lessons with her father, she became a pupil of Muzio Clementi. In 1805 she made her début in Vienna as a concert pianist and soon joined the circled that included Beethoven, Ignaz Moscheles, J.V. Voříšek and, later, Chopin. In 1812 she married the court lawyer Anton Cibbini (1763–1836) and subsequently published her music in Vienna under the name Cibbini-Kozeluch. In 1820 Gustav Schilling referred to her in the Allgemeine deutsche Musik-Zeitung as ‘among the most exquisite lady pianists of the capital Vienna’. For him, her playing was infused ‘with impressive dexterity, delicacy, profound feeling and valuable knowledge of art’. Nevertheless, in 1825 she retired from public performance, because she was made chief lady-in-waiting to Empress Carolina Augusta (until ...