Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński

Born: 15th February 1807

Died: 9th October 1867

Birthplace: Romanów, in Volhynia, now Romaniv ukr. Романів

Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński was a Polish pianist and composer. Dobrzyński was born in Romanów, in Volhynia, now Romaniv ukr. Романів, between the 1933-2003 it was known as Дзержинськ – Dzerżynśk)Dserschynsk, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine. He attended a Jesuit school in Romanów, then continued his education at Vinnitsa, where he graduated from the Gimnazjum Podolskie(Podole Gymnasium). He first studied music with his father Ignacy, a violinist, composer and music director. Beginning in 1825 he studied in Warsaw with Józef Elsner, at first privately, then in 1826–28 at the Warsaw Conservatory, where he was a classmate of Frédéric Chopin's. Dobrzyński toured Germany as a soloist and also conducted operas and concerts. In 1857 he founded "Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński's Polish Orchestra" (Orkiestra Polska Ignacego Feliksa Dobrzyńskiego), which comprised leading members of the orchestra of Warsaw's Grand Theatre. In 1858–60 he participated in a committee established to found a Music Institute. He also became a member of the Lwów Music Society. He died in Warsaw.

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