Sztompka, Henryk, Polish pianist and pedagogue; b. Boguslawce, April 4, 1901; d. Kraków, June 21, 1964. He studied with Turczyński at the Warsaw Cons, (diploma, 1926) and with Paderewski in Morges, Switzerland (1928-32); he also took courses in philosophy at the Univ. of Warsaw. After making his formal debut in Paris in 1932, he made tours of Europe and South America. From 1945 he taught at the Kraków State Coll. of Music. He was the author of a monograph on Arthur Rubinstein (Kraków, 1966). Sztompka became best known as an interpreter of Chopin.
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