10 July 1896|
|Died||18 October 1985
Bonn, West Germany
At the age of five he began playing the piano with his mother, a pianist and pupil of Karol Mikuli. He studied with Theodor Pollak, a professor and director of the Ludwik Marek School of Music in Lemberg, then with Emil von Sauer, a pupil of Liszt, at the Vienna Academy of Music.
Askenase's first concert in Poland after World War II took place on 17 May 1946. In 1950 he became a naturalized Belgian citizen and from 1954 to 1961 he taught at the Brussels Conservatory of Music.
In 1965 he founded The Arts and Music Society, whose aim was to preserve the historical Rolandseck railway station upon the river Rhine. After its restoration the building became a venue for artists such as Pierre Fournier, Hans Arp, Oskar Kokoschka, Yehudi Menuhin, Martin Walser, Marcel Marceau, Henryk Szeryng, Salvador Dalí and Askenase himself.
- "Obituaries" (PDF). AJR Information (Volume XL No. 12, December 1985). London: The Association of Jewish Refugees in Great Britain. December 1985. p. 7. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
- Alain Pâris: Dictionnaire des interprètes et de l'interprétation musicale aux XXe siècle. Robert Laffont, Paris 1989.
- Slonimsky, Nicolas; Laura Diane Kuhn; Dennis McIntire (1997). Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Classical Musicians. New York: Schirmer Books. ISBN 978-0-02-871271-0.
- "Stefan Askenase – biography". Biblioteka Narodowa, Poland. Retrieved 23 December 2007.
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