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Jan Ekier

Polish pianist and composer
Jan Ekier after having received the Order of the White Eagle (2010)

Jan Stanisław Ekier (August 29, 1913 – August 15, 2014)[1] was a Polish pianist and composer. He is known for his authoritative edition of Chopin's music for the Polish National Edition.

He was born in Kraków, Poland. He turned 100 in August 2013.[2] His first wife was the Polish actress Danuta Szaflarska. Ekier died in Warsaw, a fortnight short of his 101st birthday.


  1. "The world's foremost Chopin authority died today, aged 100" by Norman Lebrecht, Slipped Disc, 15 August 2014
  2. "Jan Ekier – 100 years old today!". News from Poland. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2013-09-05.