Pankiewicz, Eugeniusz, Polish pianist and composer; b. Siedlce, Dec. 15, 1857; d. Tworki, near Warsaw, Dec. 24,1898. He studied piano in Lublin, then went to Warsaw to study with J. Wieniawski. He later took master classes with Leschetizky in St. Petersburg, and also studied composition with W. Zelenski (1880–81) and Z. Noskowski (1881–83) in Warsaw. He subsequently taught piano at the Warsaw Music Inst. He was confined to a mental hospital (from 1895). He became best known for his attractive songs and piano miniatures, the latter revealing the influence of Chopin.
W. Poźniak, E. P (Kraków, 1958; with thematic catalogue of works).
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