Celia (Stöckel) Bizony

Johanna Caecilie (Stöckel) Bizony (1899 - 1987)

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Prof Johanna Caecilie (Celia) "Cilly" Bizony formerly Stöckel aka Zukmann
Born in Berlin, Germanymap
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Wife of — married 8 May 1921 (to 16 Aug 1934) in Stadttempel, Seitenstettengasse 4, Vienna, Austriamap
Descendants descendants
Died in London, Englandmap
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Caecillie Stöckel (later called 'Celia Bizony' but also known or referred to as 'Cilly Stoeckel,' 'Johanna Caecilie Stöckel,' 'Cilly (or Caecilie) Zukmann' or 'Cilly Zukmann) was born in Berlin on 4 March 1899, the daughter of Moses Stöckel and Gertrud Stöckel (née Landsberg). [1]


She studied piano, voice, and concert ensemble from 1904–16/17 under Edwin Fischer, Papendick, Schönberger, Prevosti, and Wüllner at Lyceum, Sternsches Conservatory in Berlin before continuing her studies at the New Vienna Conservatory as part of Vienna University. [1]


She became a well-known Harpsichordist, soprano, pedagogue, composer, music writer, and music teacher as well as a co-founder for Musica Antica e Nuova.

She worked with various institutions and won various awards, including:


  1. Cambridge (GB) and Montreal (Canada) Musica Antica e Nuova, Montreal
  2. Schola cantorum at McGill University


  1. Vienna New Vienna Conservatory
  2. Montreal McGill University
  3. Kingston (Canada) Queens University
  4. Frayn? Mount Allison University
  5. London Guildhall School of Music
  6. London Morley College
  7. University of London


  1. Reichsmusikkammer (membership number 3,495, 1935 exclusion)
  2. Incorporated Society of Musicians

Academic title

Prof. (Mt. Allison University, Guildhall School of Music and Drama)


Gustav Hollaender Medal of the Sternsche Konservatorium


Executed Relatives

Her elder sister, Susanne Rebeka Stöckel, and her mother, Gertrud were deported to the ghetto Theresienstadt where they would be killed. [1]


On 8 May 1921, Celia married Bela Zukmann in Stadttempel, Vienna, Austria. [2] They divorced on 16 August 1934. [3]


Celia and Béla would have a son, Michael Thomas Herman Ottmar Zukmann in 1924. [4]

Extended Family

Celia's uncle, Siegmund Stöckel, was a contractor. [1] Her grandmother was Johanna Kastan. [1]

Research Notes

  • Celia's naturalisation papers (see cert #A244048) say she was from Hungary, not Berlin.
  • Celia was naturalised under the name Zukmann and Bizony is listed as an 'alias.'
  • There is an old 'Aliens Record' in the Home Office (H0405/64157) for a 'J.C. Zukmann' and references 'C Zukmann-Bizony' and 'C Bizony' as aliases.
This record was dated 1 Jan 1946 (pre-naturalisation) to 31 Dec 1948 and was sealed until 18 Jul 2014.
Org. ref no.: Z5284

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Research Tools to be Investigated

Reading to be done

  • Anon .: Obituary. Celia Bizony, in: The Musical Times, Vol. CCXXVIII, No. 1835, Sept. 1987, p. 511.
  • Anon .: Supplement to the 1987 Obituary Index. Bizony, Celia, in: Notes, Vol. 45, No. 4, June 1989, p. 728.
  • Ludwig Misch: reports and reports. Two singers, in: Gemeindeblatt der Jüdischen Gemeinde zu Berlin, vol. 26, no. 13, March 29, 1936, p. 6.

Nazi Publications on Celia

  • Judaism and Music - with an ABC of Jewish and non-Aryan music seekers, Hans Brückner, Christa Maria Rock (ed.), 3rd ed., Munich: Brückner, 1938 (1st ed. 1935, 2nd ed. 1936, anti-Semitic publication).
  • Lexicon of Jews in Music. With a title list of Jewish works. Compiled on behalf of the Reichsleitung of the NSDAP on the basis of official, party-officially examined documents, Theo Stengel, Herbert Gerigk (arrears) (= publications of the institute of the NSDAP to the investigation of the Jewish question, vol. 2), Berlin: Bernhard Hahnefeld, 1941 (1. Ed. 1940, anti-Semitic publication).

Academic Literature about Celia

  • Closed presentation. The Jewish Cultural Association in Germany 1933-1941, Academy of Arts (ed.) (= Series German past, Vol. 60), Berlin: Edition Hentrich, 1992.
  • Hugh Barty-King: Guild Hall School of Music and Drama. A hundred years' performance, London: Stainer & Bell, 1980.
  • International Who's Who in Music and Musicians' Directory, Adrian Gaster (ed.), 8th ed., Cambridge: Melrose Press, 1977.
  • Helmut Kallmann, Gilles Potvin, Kenneth Winters (ed.), Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press, 1981 (2nd ed.
  • Who's Who in Music and Musicians' International Directory, Peter Townsend (ed.), 5th ed., London: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1969.

Research Notes

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Sophie Fetthauer, "Celia Bizony," in: Encyclopedia of persecuted musicians of the Nazi era, Claudia Maurer Zenck, Peter Petersen (ed.), Hamburg: University of Hamburg, 2007 (https://www.lexm.uni-hamburg.de/object/lexm_lexmperson_00001686).
  2. Index of the Jewish Records of Vienna and Lower Austria. 1921. No 380.
  3. Jewish Community Vienna Divorces 1870-1942. 1934. No 227.
  4. Index of the Jewish Records of Vienna and Lower Austria. 1924. Book 1924/1; vol. 1924/1. No 226.

See also:

  • Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music Editors. "Celia Bizony" in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.

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