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musician , educator

Wiktor Labunski, musician, educator. Served as Lieutenant Polish Army, War against Russia, 1920.; Fellow International Institute Arts and Letters; member Music Teachers National Association, Missouri Music Teachers Association, Polish National Alliance, American Federation Musicians, Alpha Psi chapter Phi Mu Alpha-Sinfonia (honorary), Pi Kappa Lambda.; Club: Kansas City Musical (honorary).

Background

Labunski, Wiktor was born on April 14, 1895 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Son of Stanislaw and Lydia (Rogowski) Labunski.

Education

Student St. Petersburg Imperial Conservatory, University of St. Petersburg, 1912-1916, pupil of Felix Blumenfeld, 1912-1916, Wassili Safonoff, 1917, (Piano), Joseph Vitols, 1914-1916, (composition), Emil Mlynarski (conducting), 1934-1935. Doctor of Music, Curtis Institute, 1935.

Career

Concert tours of Poland, France, England, Scotland, Austria, Rumania, Russia, United States and Canada. With Krakow (Poland) Conservatory of Music, 1919-1928, Nashville Conservatory of Music, 1928-1931. Teacher, director Memphis College Music, 1934-1958.

Teacher Conservatory Music of Kansas City, 1937-1959, director conservatory, 1941-1958. Professor music Conservatory Music U. Kansas City, 1959-1963, pianist in residence, 1960-1974. Professor music, artist in residence Conservatory Music, University Missouri at Kansas City, 1963-1974.

Soloist with Minneapolis Symphony, Cleve, Kansas City Philharmonic, St. Louis, Toronto symphonies, Knoxville and Chicago, Grant Park, others. Compositions: Symphony G minor, 1936, Concerto C Major for piano and orchestra, 1937. Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, 1951, piano pieces, songs, transcriptions.

Membership

Served as Lieutenant Polish Army, War against Russia, 1920. Fellow International Institute Arts and Letters. Member Music Teachers National Association, Missouri Music Teachers Association, Polish National Alliance, American Federation Musicians, Alpha Psi chapter Phi Mu Alpha-Sinfonia (honorary), Pi Kappa Lambda.

Club: Kansas City Musical (honorary).

Connections

Married Wanda Mlynarski, July 1, 1920. Children: Stanislaw, Stephen B. Came to the United States, 1920, naturalized, 1939.

father:
Stanislaw Labunski

mother:
Lydia (Rogowski) Labunski

spouse:
Wanda Mlynarski

children:
Stanislaw Labunski

Stephen B. Came to the United States Labunski

1920 Labunski

naturalized Labunski

1939 Labunski