Suszczyńska Anna

Anna Suszczyńska (1866-?) Pianist, composer and teacher.

In Berlin, she studied piano in Xavery Scharwenka’s class. After some time, together with her teacher, she moved to New York to work as his assistant at the Conservatory. After returning to Poland, she was a piano lecturer at her own music school. She was also the director of the “Lutnia” singing society. Before the outbreak of World War I, she again went to America and there, also in Binghamton, New York, she set up her own school. Throughout this period, she actively toured and composed. Ignacy Jan Paderewski was very flattering about her piano skills. After the end of World War I, she returned to Poland for good to devote herself to composition, pedagogy and concert activity. Her composing oeuvre includes piano, orchestral pieces and songs. Some of these works have been preserved in the Adam Mickiewicz University Library in Poznań.