Search the UMD Libraries website:
Sunday, December 21, 2014
McKeldin CLOSED

Art

CLOSED
Architecture CLOSED
Chemistry
CLOSED
EPSL CLOSED
Media Services

in Hornbake

CLOSED
Special Collections

in Hornbake

CLOSED
MSPAL CLOSED
Shady Grove See here for hours
International Piano Archives at Maryland

Hours:

By appointment,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Contact:

Donald Manildi
IPAM Curator
 
Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library
University of Maryland
2511 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
College Park, MD 20742-1630
(301) 405-9224
E-mail: godowsky@umd.edu


Ethel Leginska

Ethel Leginska was born Ethel Liggins in Hull, England, on April 13, 1886. Her early piano studies were with Berhard Sekles in Frankfurt, then in Vienna where she began to work with Leschetizky at age 15. Major engagements followed, first in England, then in various musical centers of Europe. Leginska's American debut took place in 1913. She continued to attract audiences and favorable notices well into the 1930s, but gradually shifted her focus toward conducting, composing, and teaching. Leginska settled in Los Angeles, where she remained active until her death on February 20, 1970.