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