Schultz-Ada´ewsky, Ella von

BORN 10 Feb 1846, St. Petersburg - DIED 29 Jul 1926, Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen
BIRTH NAME Schultz-Ada´ewsky, Elisabeth von
GRAVE LOCATION Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen: Alter Friedhof

Daughter of Dr. Georg Julius Schultz. Her father came from the Baltic countries, her mother from Northern Germany. She is also known as Elisabeth Schultz and under her pseudonym Bertramin. Ella studied piano with her mother when she was six years old and during a stay in Germany by Martha von Sabinin, a pupil of Liszt. Back in St. Petersburg Adolf Henselt and Nicolas von Martinoff were her teachters.

In the winter of 1861/1862 she gave her first public performance in St. Petersburg and it was a huge success. For two years she performed in several European countries and after her return in 1864 the Russian nobility was highly interested in her achievements. She entered the conservatory and was taught by Anton Rubinstein and composition by Nikolaus Zaremba.

In the 1870s she composed two opera's, "Tochter des Bojaren" (1873) and "Die Morgenr÷te der Freiheit" (1877), but they didn't make it to the stage.

In 1882 she settled in Venice, together with her younger sister, the painter Pauline Geiger. She took an active part in the musical life of the city. In Venice she met baroness Franziska von LoŰ, who invited her to Germany in 1909. She went to Germany again in 1911 and this stayed and settled in Neuwied.

She is the author of several piano concerts and two operas and wrote about music in ancient Greece.


The grave of Ella von Schultz-Ada´ewsky at the Alter Friedhof, Bonn.
Picture by Androom (23 Apr 2005)



Schultze, Norbert

Published: 01 Jan 2006
Last update: 01 Jun 2020