Walter Prystawski

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Walter Prystawski
Genres Classical
Occupations Teacher
Instruments Violin

Walter Prystawski, CM (born 1933) is a Canadian violinist.

Born in Toronto, Ontario,[1] Prystawski studied at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and with Austrian violinist Wolfgang Schneiderhan.

In June 2006 he retired as concertmaster of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada. He was the founding concertmaster of this orchestra in 1969.[2]

He is the former concertmaster of the Lucerne Festival Strings and the Basler Orchester Gesellschaft in Basle, Switzerland. He has also been a member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the CBC Symphony.

Prystawski also performs as a soloist and chamber musician.

He teaches in the Department of Music, University of Ottawa.

He was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 2000.


  1. ^ "Canadian Who's Who Search". Grey House Publishing Canada. 
  2. ^ "NAC Orchestra podcast pays tribute to Walter Prystawski". OttawaStart. 15 June 2006. Retrieved 20 May 2010.