Stanyslav Lyudkevych

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Stanyslav Lyudkevych
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Stanyslav Lyudkevych
Background information
Born (1879-01-24)January 24, 1879
Origin Jarosław, present-day Poland
Died September 10, 1979(1979-09-10) (aged 100)
Occupation(s) Composer, theorist, and teacher

Stanyslav Pylypovych Lyudkevych (Ukrainian: Станіслав Пилипович Людкевич, born January 24, 1879 in Jarosław - September 10, 1979 in Lviv) was a Ukrainian composer, theorist, teacher, and musical activist. He was the People's Artist of the USSR in 1969. He earned a Ph.D. in musicology in Vienna, 1908. His name may alternatively be spelled as Stanislaw Ludkiewicz (Polish) or Stanislav Filipovich Ludkevich (Russian).


Lyudkevych was born in 1879 in Jarosław in present-day Poland. From 1898 to 1907 he studied philosophy in the Lviv University. Although he initially learned music theory privately from his mother who was a pianist, Lyudkevych studied with Mieczyslaw Soltys in Lviv and with O. Tsemlinsky and H. Hredener in Vienna. From 1901, Lyudkevych worked as a teacher in Lviv and Przemyśl.

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Tomb of Stanyslav Lyudkevych in Lviv.

From 1905 to 1907, Lyudkevych was an editor of the magazine "Artistic Bulletin". He was one of the organizers of the higher musical institute in Lviv named after Mykola Lysenko, in 1910—1915 he was its director, and from 1919, teacher of theoretical disciplines and inspector of legal entities. He worked with the choirs Boyan, Bandurist, Surma. In 1936, Lyudkevych became head of the musicological commission of the Shevchenko Scientific Society. In 1939-72, he was a professor in the institute named after Mykola Lysenko.

He died on September 10, 1979 in Lviv.


He was the author of numerous musicological works, was a publicist, and originator and editor of musical publications.


The participation of Lyudkevych in the revolutionary-democratic movement of Western Ukraine lead to the ideological orientation of his activities and works.


  • 1964 — State Prize of the Ukrainian SSR in the name of Taras Shevchenko for his Symphony-Canata "Caucasus" and his vocal-symphonic cantata "Zapovit" based on words by Taras Shevchenko.
  • 1969 — People's Artist of USSR.
  • 1979 — Hero of Socialist Work.
  • Featured on a Ukrainian stamp.

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