musicologist, music librarian, conductor; b. 23rd November 1935 in Pyzdry, Greater Poland Voivodeship; d. 10th April 2020 in Siedlce. He studied musicology at the University of Poznań and the University of Warsaw as well as conducting at the State Higher School of Music in Warsaw. In 1968-1969 he studied in Vienna as a scholarship holder of the Bundesministerium für Unterricht in Österreich. In 1983 defended his doctoral thesis on Stanisław Wiechowicz.
He was a choir assistant at the State Higher School of Music in Warsaw and a choir conductor and music consultant of the "Lutnia" Singing Society in Warsaw. He lectured at the Institute of Church Musicology of the Catholic University of Lublin and at the Department of Church Musicology of the Academy of Catholic Theology.
In the years 1956-2000 he worked in the Department of Music Collections of the University of Warsaw Library as a librarian (1956-1962), senior librarian (1962-1968), custodian (1968-1984), senior custodian (1984-1987), qualified custodian (1988- 1991), and senior certified curator (1992-2000). In 1971-2000 he was the head of the Music Collections Department. He was a member of the Polish Librarians' Association, and also a member of its board in 1970-1976. In 2014, he received the Medal of the Main Board of the Association of Polish Librarians "In recognition" for his services to librarianship and the Association of Polish Librarians.
Since 1966 he was a member of the Musicologists' Section of the Polish Composers' Union. For his research achievements, he was honored twice with the Individual Rector's Award of the University of Warsaw, 1st degree (1982, 1983). He was also awarded the "Ecclesiae populoque servitium praestanti" (1997) for his achievements in choral religious music performance.
updated: 2020 (ac)