Dołgow-Ciring Irena

Irena Dołgow-Ciring - Personal data
Date of birth: 20th December 1914
Place of birth: Tomsk
Date of death: 1987
Place of death: Szczecin
Occupation: skrzypaczka; kompozytorka


Irena Dołgow-Ciring graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory. She arrived in Szczecin along with her husband Izrael Ciring in June 1946. She collaborated with the Szczecin station of Polish Radio (1946-1950), the talent agencies Artos and Estrada, and the Henryk Wieniawski Music Society. From 1952 to 1959 she was the concertmaster of the Mieczysław Karłowicz Memorial Symphony Orchestra. Later she taught violin at a Second-Level National Music School. She was actively involved in the musical life of Szczecin until the late 1970s.

She was also a composer. She wrote pieces for stringed instruments, music for choirs and vocal soloists, short piano compositions, as well as solo and orchestral instrumental pieces. Her creative output made clear allusions to Jewish music.

Alongside others she initiated a series of Jewish recitals that were broadcast in 1947 from the Polish Radio station in Szczecin. In 1972 she received an award from the Ministry of Culture and Art[1.1].

  • [1.1] Szczęsny M., Żydzi w kulturze muzycznej Szczecina, in: Żydzi oraz ich sąsiedzi na Pomorzu Zachodnim w XIX i XX wieku, eds. Jaroszewicz M., Stępiński W., Warsaw 2007, from p.436; Prandecka D., Ciring-Dołgowa Irena, in: Encyklopedia Szczecina, vol. 1: A-O, ed. Białecki T., Szczecin 1999, p. 160.
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