About Stefania Turkevych-Lukianovych
Encyclopedia of Ukraine: Stefania Turkevych-Lukianovych was born in 1908 in Lviv, Ukraine and died on April 8, 1977 in Cambridge, England. Composer, pianist, and musicologist; sister of Lev Turkevych, wife of Robert Lisovsky, and mother of Zoya Lisovska. She studied at the Lysenko Higher Institute of Music, the University of Lviv, the University of Vienna, the Prague Conservatory, and the Ukrainian Free University in Prague (PhD in musicology, 1934). In 1935-39 she taught harmony and piano at the Lysenko Higher Institute of Music in Lviv, and in 1940-44 she was a lecturer at the Lviv Conservatory, an accompanist at the Lviv Opera, and a pianist for Lviv Radio. In 1945 she emigrated to England, where she spent most of her time composing. Her works include the opera-ballet Mavka (The Sylph), four symphonies, a liturgy, chamber music, pieces for piano, and art songs.