Polish composer, pianist and music teacher Andrzej Nikodemowicz died at the age of 92 on January 28, 2017.
He studied chemistry at the Lviv Technical University, as well as composition with Adam Sołtys and piano with Tadeusz Majerski at the Lviv Conservatory, where he worked as a lecturer in 1951-73 until he was made redundant for his religious beliefs. In 1980 he moved to Lublin and began teaching at the Maria Skłodowska-Curie University and the Catholic University. In 1982-92 he was a choirmaster at the Higher Catholic Seminary. In 1995, he was granted the title of professor. As a pianist, Nikodemowicz played his own and classical compositions until his career was brought to an end by a hand illness. He won several prizes at numerous composition competitions and received, among others, the award granted by the Polish Composers’ Union (2000) and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2000). He was an honorary member of the Polish Composers’ Union and the president of its Lublin branch in 1989-2017.
The memorial service and funeral will be held on February 1, 2017 at 1.00 pm at the Lublin Archcathedral (10 Królewska Street).