Dołgow-Ciring Irena

Irena Dołgow-Ciring (* December 20, 1914 Tomsk – † 1987 Szczecin) born in Russia, violinist, teacher and composer. In the early 1930s, she graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory in the violin class. In 1938, her father and brother fell victim to the Stalinist regime, which affected the rest of her life. During World War II, she performed on behalf of the All-Union Concert Bureau of the USSR in Arkhangelsk, Kharkiv, Moscow, Rostov, Chelyabinsk and other cities.

In 1946, she and her husband left for Poland, for Szczecin, renouncing Soviet citizenship and accepting Polish citizenship. In Szczecin, she collaborated with the Polish Radio station. For several years she was associated with the ARTOS concert agency, giving concerts in the region of Szczecin. She was also the concertmaster of the State Philharmonic in Szczecin. Later in her life, she worked as a teacher at a music school in Szczecin.

Dolgow-Ciring’s compositions are mainly violin, string and piano pieces as well as songs. She was the performer of her instrumental works. She received the Award of the Minister of Culture and Art for her activities.

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