Harpsichord, Fortepiano, Keyboard, Organ
Katarzyna Kowalik is a London-based harpsichordist performing actively as a soloist and with many period ensembles in the UK and across Europe.
After graduating from Frederic Chopin University in Warsaw (Masters in Piano and Harpsichord Performance) she completed Master Degree in Historical Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London with Carole Cerasi, James Johnstone and Nicholas Parle, obtaining The City of London Corporation Award and Guildhall School Trust Award. She was also awarded Guildhall Artist Fellowship twice.
Katarzyna mastered her skills in the Piccola Accademia di Montisi with Christophe Rousset and Skip Sempé, as well as in the Académie Musicale Villecroze with Ilton Wjuniski.
In 2015 Katarzyna was a participant of the Handel House Talent scheme. She also won Basso Continuo Prize at the ‘Gianni Gambi’ Competition in Pesaro.
Katarzyna is a director of the Royal Baroque ensemble, the finalist of the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition (2015), who perform internationally, and who have been awarded a grant from the Continuo Foundation in 2022.
Katarzyna’s CDs include ‘Forgotten Vienna’ with The Amadè Players (Resonus Classics 2015), and ‘French Collection’ solo harpsichord CD (2018). She is about to release her second solo album ‘Inventions’ with harpsichord works by Stephen Dodgson and Elizabeth Maconchy (Prima Facie Records). She has also recorded for BBC Radio 1.
Apart from the solo, chamber music and orchestral performance work, Katarzyna is a passionate teacher, working at the Pembridge Hall School and Morley College in London, also delivering educational projects to schools with The Mozartists’ outreach team.