Maestro Vladimir Kamirski was born in Lublin, Poland in 1943 and christened with the name Wlodzimierz Kamil Kamirski. He adopted the stage name ‘Vladimir’ at the start of his musical career as it was much easier to pronounce for non Polish people. Vladimir was the second child of Polish journalist and World War I veteran Wladyslaw Kamirski and his Lithuanian wife Maria Kamirska (nee Radziwill). It was difficult times in Poland as they were in the middle of German occupation and World War II was raging in Europe.
In 1946 his older sister was tragically killed after a mentally deranged servant threw her over the balcony of their 3 rd storey apartment. Following this tragedy his parents devoted themselves solely to their precious son and only child.
In 1948, at just age 5, he held his first solo piano concert in Warsaw, Poland. His tutors considered him a child prodigy with an extraordinary talent for music and the piano. In later years Vladimir continued his music tutorials and practised voluntarily for hours each day right through his early childhood and teen years. After graduating from high school Vladimir studied at the Warsaw Conservatoire under Professor Stanislaw Wislocki. He also studied various law subjects at the specific request of his father who told him that music was a hobby and social pastime, not a real career such as a lawyer, engineer or doctor. Vladimir persisted with his studies and graduated both in music, and arts/law. He also studied languages and became fluent in 7 (Polish, German, Russian, Lithuanian, Italian, French and English) which, because of his extensive travels throughout Europe, certainly assisted his career.
- Born: 3rd January 1943, Lublin, Poland
- Occupation: International Maestro
- Sadly left us on 22nd April 2017 (aged 74)
Song To The Moon
Yvonne Kenny · Vladimir Kamirskii
In 1968/69 he was Assistant Conductor at the Warsaw Grand Opera Theatre. Following this engagement he undertook studies with Franco Ferrara and Paul Kletzki with considerable time spent in northern Italy at the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan honing his conducting skills and building his network of contacts in the music industry with other young artists, such as the beautiful Italian soprano Adriana Anelli. He was now considered an up and coming artist in the industry and he personally felt that he had made the right career choice while at the same time making his parents proud.