Jerzy Żurawlew

Jerzy Żurawlew (December 25, 1886 – October 3, 1980) was a Polish pianist, conductor, teacher, and founder of the International Chopin Piano Competition.


Żurawlew was born at Rostov-on-Don in Russia in 1886. He studied with Aleksander Michałowski at the Warsaw Conservatory until 1913, and taught there himself from 1923. In 1916 he founded a music school in Minsk (now Belarus), and in 1920 one in Białystok.

He was the founder of the International Chopin Piano Competition, at Warsaw in 1927.[1]

He died in Warsaw in 1980, aged 93.


  1. ^ J. Methuen-Campbell 1981, Plate facing p. 67, &pp. 73, 113, 223.

External linksEdit

Warsaw Chopin Competition website [1]


  • J. Methuen-Campbell, Chopin Playing From The Composer To The Present Day (Gollancz, London 1981).