A teacher of singing, pianist, composer of orchestral, vocal and chamber-music, and co-founder of the Institution for Aged and Indigent Musicians. Lewandowski was born at Posen in 1823. He was a pupil of the Berlin Academy when twelve years old, and became soprano solo singer in the Hebrew Temple. In 1840 he was appointed musical director of the Synagogue at Berlin, and in 1866 was made Court music-director and choirmaster at the new Synagogue. He died in Berlin.