Katarzyna Kowalik (harpsichord)
Katarzyna Kowalik is a London based harpsichordist and early keyboard specialist performing actively as a soloist and with many baroque ensembles. Katarzyna completed her Master Degree in Historical Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London (MPerf 2012) with Carole Cerasi, James Johnstone and Nicholas Parle, gaining The City of London Corporation Award (2011) and Guildhall School Trust Award (2010). She was also awarded a prestigiousGuildhall Artist Fellowship twice (2012, 2013).
Katarzyna also graduated from the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw studying piano with Alicja Paleta Bugaj and harpsichord with Wladyslaw Klosiewicz. Moreover Katarzyna mastered her skills in the Piccola Accademia in Montisi studying with Christophe Rousset as well as in the Académie Musicale Villecroze with Ilton Wjuniski. She also participated in the Academy of Ancient Music AAMplify side-by-side workshops.
Katarzyna performs extensively as a soloist, continuo player or director in Poland and UK as well as in Germany, France, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy and North Korea. She has played with many chamber groups and orchestras such as La Serenissima, Fiori Musicali, Brandenburg Baroque Soloists, The Amadè Players, Literary Music. Katarzyna is also a director of the Royal Baroque ensemble.
Last year performances include: recital during the St Ceciliatide Festival of Music in the Stationers’ Hall, recitals for the British Harpsichord Society as well as concerts in the Royal Albert Hall, Foundling Museum, St Martin in the Fields, Barbican Centre, Spitalfields, Hatchlands Park, and at the London Handel Festival.