Lubka Kolessa

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Birthday
19, 1902
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Aug 15, 1997 (95)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
19, 1902
Birthplace
Ukraine
Death Date
Aug 15, 1997 (95)

About

Classical musician who had a successful recording and performing career on both sides of the Atlantic. She taught composer John Hawkins.

Before Fame

Her studies with famed composer Eugen d'Albert from 1929 until 1930 greatly impacted her musicality.

Trivia

She was on British television as early as 1937, where she appeared to perform a concert in Ukrainian folk dress.

Family Life

She was born into a prominent Ukrainian intellectual family who was also very musical: her uncle was famed ethnomusicologist Filaret Kolessa and her cousin was renowned composer and conductor Mykola Kolessa, while her sister Chrystia Kolessa was a celebrated cellist.

Associated With

She recorded Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel by Johannes Brahms.