Adamowski, Timothee


A Polish violin-player of much distinction. He has made his home in the United States since 1879. Adamowski was born at Warsaw, studied under Kontchi at the Warsaw Conservatory and later under Massart at the Paris Conservatory. On coming to America, he traveled as soloist with Moritz Strakosch, also with Clara Louise Kellogg; and with a company of his own played in various of the large cities here The Adamowski String-Quartet was organized in 1888 with Fidler, Kunz and Campanari as the other members. In 1890 it was reorganized, the members in addition to Timothee Adamowski being his brother Joseph, a very fine violoncellist, and Zach and Moldauer. Adamowski is known in this country not only as an eminent violin-player but also as a conductor. From 1890 to 1894 he was conductor of the summer concerts of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Several of his songs have been published. He taught at the New England Conservatory from 1885 to 1886, the following year appeared in London, visited both Paris and London in 1895, and three years later was heard in Warsaw, where he appeared with the Philharmonic Orchestra and Musical Society. For some years he has been heard annually in London and Paris during the summer season. His Quartet gives annual concerts in the principal towns of the United States.