- Bosiljka Perić Kempf
(b Zagreb, Croatia, July 7, 1895; d Zagreb, Jan 7, 1970). Croatian piano pedagogue, pianist, and composer. He studied piano at the Music School at the Croatian Music Institute in Zagreb as a pupil of Emilija Makanec, and composition with Vjekoslav Rosenberg Ružić. In 1918 he left for Berlin where he attained artistic and intellectual maturity, studying composition (Feruccio Busoni) and piano (Heinrich Barth, Conrad Ansorge). Upon his return to Zagreb, he composed and performed concerts until 1927 when his last piano performance took place. Following his piano career, he dedicated himself solely to pedagogy. He was a professor and a head of the piano department at the Academy of Music in Zagreb (1922–41 and 1945–65). He set new standards in Croatian piano pedagogy and brought Croatian pianism to a new level, based on the expertise and criteria of the pianistic tradition of Franz Liszt. His pianistic legacy was carried on by some of his students and like-minded individuals after he passed away. Many of his students gained an international reputation (Ivo Maček, Melita Lorković, Dora Gušić, Branka Musulin, Ranko Filjak, Darko Lukić, Pavica Gvozdić, and many others)....