Saturday, 20 October 2018 at 3pm
Cantref Church, Brecon LD3 8LR
Between Heaven & Earth
Froberger, Forqueray, Duphly, Royer
Solo harpsichord recital exploring earthly delights and heavenly interventions, including dance (Chaconne La Buisson), animals (Sarabande La Leon), lightning (Jupiter), a story of love (or not wanting to marry, Partita auff die Mayerin), crime and magic (Medée), death and salvation (Lamentation…) and human condition (Vertigo).
Duration approx. 1 hour
Pawel Siwczak is a Polish & British musician based in London. He has a passion for historical keyboards: harpsichord, clavichord, virginals, chamber organ and fortepiano, which he studied extensively and continues to explore in his career.
Following the completion of his postgraduate piano studies at the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (2004), Pawel continued to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London earning his master’s degree and a diploma with distinction (2008). He is the winner of 8th Broadwood Harpsichord Competition and the Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize (Musica Britannica).
Pawel’s performance history and recording career is diverse, ranging from solo recitals, working with singers and conducting from the harpsichord, to collaborations with numerous orchestras and ensembles, most recently Florilegium, The Bach Players, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Gabrieli Consort & Players, The King’s Consort, Capella Cracoviensis, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and many more, in the UK and abroad.
Pawel recordings include “Dialogues” for guitar and harpsichord by Stephen Dodgson, a few albums with The Bach Players, double CD of Telemann’s music with Florilegium, improvisations with PC Music artist Danny L Harle originally recorded for BBC Radio 3, and others.
He is a teacher at the Royal Academy of Music and a director of the London Concert Society presenting a series of concerts on historical instruments. He has been elected an Associate of the RAM (ARAM) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
Pawel puts emphasis on the storytelling power of the language of music; the sheer ability to communicate expressively with the audience is key to him.
Free for under 18s