Starosolska, Dariia

Image - The Starosolsky family: (left to right) Uliana, Volodymyr, Dariia, Yurii, and Ihor Starosolsky.

Starosolska, Dariia [Старосольська, Дарія; Starosol's'ka, Darija], b 3 January 1881 in Lviv, d 28 December 1941 in Georgievka, Kazakhstan. Musician and civic activist; daughter of Volodymyr Shukhevych and Hermina Shukhevych, wife of Volodymyr Starosolsky, mother of Yurii Starosolsky, Ihor Starosolsky, and Uliana Starosolska. After studying piano at the Lviv Conservatory she taught at the Lysenko Higher Institute of Music (1907–40). She was a founding member and president of the Circle of Ukrainian Women in Lviv and editor of its organs, the semimonthly Meta (1908) and Nasha meta (Lviv) (1919–20). She was also active in the Ukrainian Social Democratic party. Her articles, sketches, and verses appeared in the journal Nova khata and the newspaper Dilo. In 1940 she was deported by the Soviet authorities to Kazakhstan, where she perished.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]




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