Born in Radom, Poland (at that time part of the Russian Empire), he studied at the Warsaw Conservatory, then under Carl Tausig in Berlin. From 1884 to 1904 he taught at the Kharkiv Music School.
He wrote about 52 pieces, most of which are now forgotten. He is best known for his piano transcription of Johann Strauss II's Blue Danube Waltz: Arabesques on "An der schönen blauen Donau." This has been recorded by many pianists, including Jorge Bolet, Jan Smeterlin, Marc-André Hamelin, Earl Wild, Leonard Pennario, Piers Lane, Byron Janis, Isador Goodman, Benjamin Grosvenor and—perhaps most famously—Josef Lhévinne.
His list of works includes:
- Op 2: Invitation a la Valse (Jurgenson)
- Op 4: Variations in G major (Jurgenson)
- Op 5: Melodie (Jurgenson)
- Op 6: Nocturne in F major (Jurgenson)
- Op 8: Revelation I in B major (Jurgenson)
- Op 9: Revelation II in E♭ major (Jurgenson)
- Op 10: Revelation III in F major (Jurgenson)
- Op 11: Serenade (Jurgenson)
- Op 12: “Arabesques” Variations on the Blue Danube Waltz [Strauss] (Jurgenson)
- Op 14: Rhapsodie Russe for Piano & Orchestra (Jurgenson)
- Op 17: Etude pour les octaves (Jurgenson)
- Op 19: “Narzan” Valse (Jurgenson)
- Op 40: Pezzetino amichevole (Jurgenson)
- Donau Walzer (Selbstverlag)
- Echo de la Partita de J S Bach - Paraphrase de Concert (Johansen)
- Fantaisie (Johansen)
- Melodie No. 1 (Gutheil)
- O beaux veux bleus (Jurgenson)
- O toi toutes mes fleurs (Jurgenson)
- Poeme sans paroles (Johansen)
- He appears in references as either Adolf Schulz-Evler or Andrei Schulz-Evler or Adolf Andrei Schulz-Evler, the Andrey also spelled Andrei or Andrej
- Eric Blom, Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 5th edition
- The Virtuoso Johann Strauss: Thomas Labé, piano Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
- San Francisco Classical Voice Archived June 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Classics Online[permanent dead link]
- Piano Dictionary Archived September 30, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Henselt Library Archived June 24, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
- Biography at the Classical Composers Database
- Free scores by Andrey Schulz-Evler at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
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