Adamowski, Józef (EN)


Adamowski Józef, *4 July 1862 Warsaw, †8 May 1930 Cambridge (Massachusetts), brother of Tymoteusz, Polish cellist. He studied at the Institute of Music in Warsaw with J. Goebelt and at the Conservatory in Moscow with W. Fitzenhagen (cello), P. Pabst (piano), and P. Tchaikovsky (composition). In 1883, he made his debut as a soloist in Warsaw, then he gave concerts in many cities in Poland, Russia and Germany. In 1885–87, he taught a cello class at the school of the Musical Society in Krakow and founded a string quartet. In 1889, he emigrated to the USA, where until 1907 he was a cellist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra; he was a member of an Adamowski Quartet and Trio, and at the same time, from 1903, he taught a cello class at the Boston Conservatory. He composed cello miniatures and songs.