Werner Bockelmann

Werner Bockelmann

his CD “Leipzig Polonaise”, one of his major compositions.

Jan Bochański (natural name Werner Bockelmann) was born in St. Wendel/Saar/Germany as son of a doctor family (5th generation). After World War II he was in Melsungen/Germany where he got rare piano lessons and did not have composition but made his first attempts to compose. 1947 to 1953 he studied medicine and law in Homburg/Saar, Paris and Heidelberg. After his MD, thesis and specialisation in ophthalmology he worked scientifically and got severyl patents atz the Battelle-Institute. He settled as ophthalmologist in Oberursel/Germany, later in Frankfurt (Main).

He was active Rallye-driver (seven participation at the “Tour d’Europe”), motor journalist and wrote a book about eye-glasses-cardriving, he was free lance for several car magazines and radio stations. Since 1975 he regularly writes compositions, mainly piano works in form of variations, dances and character pieces.


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