Wiłkomirska received piano lessons from her father, the violinist and music teacher Alfred Wiłkomirski, from the age of six and studied piano with Boleslaw Jaworskyj at the Moscow Conservatory from 1913 to 1917 . In 1919 she moved with her family to Warsaw, where she took private lessons from Józef Turczyński . From 1915 to 1926 she formed a trio with her brothers Michał and Kazimierz Wiłkomirski , which made its debut in the Warsaw Philharmonic in 1919 . After her brother Michał emigrated to the USA, she performed as a duo with Kazimierz. After 1945 she worked with Kazimierz and her stepsister Wanda Wiłkomirska again in a trio formation.
Her debut as a piano soloist Maria had Wiłkomirska 1919. She played mostly works by Polish composers such as Fryderyk Chopin , Ignacy Jan Paderewski , Juliusz Zarębski , Władysław Żeleński , Ludomir Różycki , Marceli Popławski , Karol Szymanowski , Eugeniusz Pankiewicz and Antoni Stolpe . At concerts in Hungary, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Yugoslavia, Denmark, the Soviet Union, Israel, China and Japan, she also performed compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Schubert, Debussy, Liszt, Rachmaninow, Ravel , Prokofjew, Bartók, Palmgren, Rimski-Korsakow, Saint-Saëns, Scriabin, Richard Strauss and others.
From 1934 to 1939 Wiłkomirska was a professor at the Gdansk Conservatory. From 1945 to 1967 she taught piano at the State Music Academy in Lodz, from 1951 to 1977 at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music . Among her many students include Rajmund Ambroziak , Tadeusz Chmielewski , Danuta Dworakowska , Jerzy Gajek , Jerzy Godziszewski , Andrzej Guz , Kazimierz Korybutiak , Edwin Kowalik , Zygmunt Krauze , Jerzy Maciejewski , Krystyna Makowska-Ławrynowicz , Jerzy Marchwinski , Maciej Paderewski , Barbara Ropelewska , Barbara Strzelecka , Irena Sieradzka-Pietrachowicz and Brygida Szymłowska .
- Małgorzata Kosińska: Maria Wiłkomirska. In: culture.pl. December 2007 (Polish).
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Polish pianist, chamber musician and music teacher|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 3, 1904|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Moscow|
|DATE OF DEATH||June 19, 1995|
|Place of death||Warsaw|