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Witold Walenty Herman

Witold Walenty Herman, Polish cellist, educator. Recipient Special prize Polish Ministry Culture and Arts, 1972, 82, Golden Cross Merit, Polish Government, 1977, Honor medal 40th Anniversary of Polish Republic, 1984 Chevalier Cross, Polonia Restituta, 1986. Member Polish Musicians Union, International Jeunesse Musicale, Tennis Club (Torun, Cracow).


  • Herman, Witold Walenty was born on February 14, 1932 in Torun, Poland. Son of Alojzy and Margaret (Grosser) Herman.

  • Education

    • Diploma, Copernic Lyceum, Torun, 1950. Master of Arts, Academy Music Cracow, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy in Music, World University, Tucson, 1984.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Music (honorary), University Arizona, 1984. Diploma Licence de Concert, Ecole Normale de Musique, Paris, 1960.


    • Soloist, France, Luxemburg, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Poland, since 1954. Professor Academy Music Cracow, since 1960, chief of cello and doublebass/contrebass faculty. Member jury Pablo Casals Competition, Budapest, since 1968.

      Senator State Academy Music, Cracow. Professor summer academy Franz Liszt Music Academy, Weimar, 1972, Academy for Strings, Lancut, 1981, Zagan, 2000. Professor Summer Music Academy for String Instruments, Lancut, 1981.

      Recording artist Radio Luxemburg, Polish radio and television.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member Polish Musicians Union, International Jeunesse Musicale, Tennis Club (Torun, Cracow).


    • Married Catharine Bromboszcz, June 13, 1970. Children: Margaret-Monika, Adam Raphael.
    • father: Alojzy Herman
    • mother: Margaret (Grosser) Herman
    • spouse: Catharine Bromboszcz
    • children: Margaret-Monika Herman
    • Adam Raphael Herman
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    Born February 14, 1932
    • 1950
      Copernic Lyceum
    • 1956
      Academy Music Cracow
    • 1984
      World University
    • 1984
      University Arizona
    • 1960
      Ecole Normale de Musique
    • 1954
      Luxemburg, Wisconsin, United States