Olwen Foulkes (recorder)

Recorder player Olwen Foulkes is the current Christopher Hogwood Scholar at the Royal Academy of Music where she is studying at postgraduate level with Pamela Thorby and Anna Stegmann. Olwen has performed in Bach cantata series with the Sinfonia of St. John’s, Cambridge (directed by Maggie Faultless), Oxford Baroque Soloists, and in the Kohn Foundation series at the Royal Academy of Music.

Olwen has recently performed as a concerto soloist with Music For Awhile, 21st Century Baroque, the Amadé Players, the RAM Baroque Orchestra, and she is looking forward to her solo concerto debut at St. John Smith’s Square in 2016. Other appearances have included dates with Musica Poetica, Hampstead Garden Opera, Amadé Players, and chamber recitals in various UK venues including the Greenwich International Early Music Festival in 2014.

Olwen is hugely grateful for the financial assistance that Help Musicians UK have granted her under the Emerging Artists scheme as this has made her postgraduate studies possible. She would also like to thank the Walter Bergmann Trust, EMI Sound Foundation, Loan Fund for Musical Instruments, and the Wolfson fund for the support that they have so kindly given towards instrument purchase.