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Jan Ekier (Composer)

Born: 29th August 1913, Krakow, Poland

Died: 15th August 2014, Warsaw, Poland

Nationality: Polish

Jan Stanisław Ekier was a Polish pianist and composer known for his authoritative edition of Chopin's music for the Polish National Edition.

Ekier was born in Kraków, Poland. As a youth, he studied piano with Olga Stolfowa, and later composition with Bernardino Rizzi at the Władysław Żeleński School of Music. He continued formal music studies at the Warsaw Conservatory, where his teachers included Zbigniew Drzewiecki (piano) and Kazimierz Sikorski (composition). He was awarded the International Chopin Piano Competition's 8th prize in 1937.

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