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 died in Warsaw in 1980, aged 93.
- J. Methuen-Campbell 1981, Plate facing p. 67, &pp. 73, 113, 223.
Warsaw Chopin Competition website 
- J. Methuen-Campbell, Chopin Playing From The Composer To The Present Day (Gollancz, London 1981).