Zarzychi, Alexander



Pianist and composer; born at Lemberg Austrian Poland, where he first studied music. From 1856 to 1861 he studied under Reber at Paris, following which he made concert tours through Poland, Austria and Germany. In 1870 he became conductor of the Musical Society of Warsaw and in 1879 succeeded de Kontski as director of the Conservatory there, holding this position until his death. Among his compositions are a Grande Polonaise with orchestra, two nocturnes, a piano concerto, a Grand Valse, Mazurkas, a Serenade and Valse-Impromptu, a Suite polonaise with orchestra and piano-pieces.