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Wladyslaw Szpilman (1911–2000)


Wladyslaw Szpilman was born in 1911 in Sosnowiec. On leaving school, he went to Warsaw to study music (piano) in the Chopin School of Music, under Professor Jozef Smidowicz, and later, under Professor Aleksander Michalowski (both scholars of Franz List). In 1931 he went to Berlin to the Academy of Music studying under Professor Leonid Kreutzer and ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Pianist
The Pianist Music Department
(2002)
Wrzos
Wrzos Composer
(1938)
Pilkarski poker
Pilkarski poker Music Department
(1989)
Doktór Murek
Doktór Murek Composer
(1939)

Filmography

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 1984 Deszcz (TV Movie) (composer)
 1951 Peace Will Win (Documentary)
 1939 Doktór Murek
 1938 Wrzos
 1934 Swit, dzien i noc Palestyny (Documentary)
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 2002 The Pianist (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1989 Pilkarski poker (composer: song "Dwaj przyjaciele z boiska")
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 2002 The Pianist (book)
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 1966 Masterworks (TV Series)
Himself - Pianist
- Schumann's Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44 (1966) ... Himself - Pianist
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 2003 A Story of Survival: Behind the Scenes of 'The Pianist' (Video documentary short)
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Alternate Names:

Wladyslaw Spielman | Wladislaus Spielmann

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Is portrayed by Adrien Brody in The Pianist (2002). The movie was directed by Roman Polanski, who, like Szpilman, survived the Nazi occupation of Poland.

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