Maryla Jonas

Pianist

Birthday May 31, 1911

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Warsaw, Poland

DEATH DATE Jul 3, 1959 (48)

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About

Brilliant musician whose mental health and career suffered as a result of atrocities committed against her family by the Nazis during World War II.

Before Fame

She debuted with the Warsaw Philharmonic in 1920, but her career would take off after she received the 1933 Beethoven prize in Vienna.

Trivia

She was arrested by the Gestapo after she rejected their offer to move her to the safer performing environs of Berlin following the German invasion of Poland.

Family Life

Her father was hesitant about his daughter's career choice.

Associated With

She placed 13th in the second International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition held in 1932. Alexander Uninsky came in first.