By: Isidore Singer
Austrian pianist and composer; born at Prague Aug. 2, 1825; died at Berlin March 15, 1898. Kisch and Tedesco were his teachers in piano, and he studied theory under Tomaschek. He made his début at Dresden in 1842, and later played at the Leipsic Gewandhaus. He then went to Paris, where Chopin encouraged him to become a professional pianist. The concerts which he gave at Chopin's suggestion met with such success that he went on a long tour through France and to London, continuing his travels through Spain (1851) and Russia (1853). After this he returned to Paris, where he devoted himself entirely to composition and teaching. In 1870 he settled in Dresden, and later removed to Berlin.
Of Schulhoff's compositions may be mentioned: a grand sonata in F minor, twelve études, and a series of caprices, impromptus, waltzes, mazurkas, etc.
- Meyers Konversations-Lexikon;
- A. Ehrlich, Celebrated Pianists of the Past and Present Time, pp. 308-309;
- Baker, Biographical Dict. of Musicians, New York, 1900.