Katarzyna Kowalik: Harpsichordist, Early Music Specialist

Friday 26 October 2018 at 7pm
'French Collection' CD launch concert.
Katarzyna Kowalik harpsichord recital

Polish Club 'Ognisko', 55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2PG

A recital celebrating Katarzyna Kowalik’s first solo harpsichord CD ‘French Collection’ release. A selection of harpsichord repertoire which demonstrates a variety of the French style, from noble dances to flamboyant and innovative sonority, featuring composers such us: Rameau, Moyreau, Fouquet, Royer.

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Saturday 10 November 2018   10:00 AM
Couperin 350th Anniversary
The Old Library and Chapel, Emmanuel College, Cambridge
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On Saturday 10 November 2018, the exact 350th anniversary of the birth of the great French composer François Couperin (1668 – 1733), there will be celebration featuring a complete performance of his keyboard works in one day, on harpsichord, spinet, clavichord and organ. This will include the four books of Pièces de clavecin (1713, 1717, 1722 and 1730) in order, as well as the two organ masses.

The professional performers will include Mark Kroll, Jane Clark, Penelope Cave, Katarzyna Kowalik, Aidan Phillips, Luke Green, Satoko Doi-Luck, Jonathan Hellyer Jones, Mark Purcell, Francis Knights, Dan Tidhar and many others.

Sunday 25 November 2018, 11am - 2pm
Improvising of the harpsichord
Workshop with Katarzyna Kowalik

Morley College, London

Learn how to improvise a chaconne, a toccata or a prelude on the harpsichord. Two harpsichords will be available for some duo playing too. Suitable for harpsichordists as well as pianists of Grade 6 and above.

Sunday 2 December 2018, 3.30pm
'Baroque Kaleidoscope' by Royal Baroque ensemble
Polish Social and Cultural Association
238-246 King Street, London W6 0RF

Christiane Eidsten Dahl - baroque violin
Rebecca Vuc?etic´ - recorders
Kaisa Pulkkinen - baroque harp, recorders
Kate Conway - viola da gamba
Katarzyna Kowalik - harpsichord

Royal Baroque ensemble present 'Baroque Kaleidoscope' - a selection of French, German, Italian and Polish baroque music featuring composers such as: Mielczewski, Rebel, Telemann, Vivaldi, Uccellini.

Booking open from 15 November, tel: 02077362629 / 07900463189.

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Thursday 13 December at 7pm
'Double the Bells' by Double Entendre
Katarzyna Kowalik & Pawel Siwczak - harpsichords
The Cello Factory
33-34 Cornwall Rd, Waterloo SE1 8TJ

A festive programme for two harpsichords featuring Carillons, Musettes and Christmas music by Daquin, Couperin, Fouquet, Corelli.

Tickets £15 to include light refreshments

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Tuesday 12 February 2019 at 6.30pm
‘French Collection’ harpsichord recital
Handel & Hendrix
25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HB

A recital celebrating Katarzyna Kowalik’s first solo harpsichord release French Collection. This selection demonstrates a variety of the French style, featuring composers such as Rameau, Moyreau, Fouquet, and Royer.

Tickets: £12

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Tuesday 19 March 2019 at 6.30pm
Jane Austen’s Mr. Handel
Handel & Hendrix
25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HB

A programme of music by Handel from the Jane Austen music collection, which would have been played in her household, including extracts from the Water Music, Judas Maccabeus as well as recitatives and arias from Handel’s most famous operas.

This programme is performed in full Regency costume, with period music interspersed with readings from Austen’s novels and entertaining descriptions of life in the Regency era.

Literary Music are Rosie Lomas (soprano) and Katarzyna Kowalik (harpsichord).

Tickets: £12

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