Kasia Tomczak-Feltrin

British Harpsichord Society

Kasia Tomczak-Feltrin studied the harpsichord at the Academy of Music in Krakow in her native Poland, and with John Toll at the Dresdner Akademie fur Alte Musik. In 1999 she received a two-year scholarship from the Corporation of London to pursue her postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Nicholas Parle and James Johnstone.

In April 2000 she was awarded the Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize by Musica Britannica and in May 2001 was highly commended in the 5th Broadwood Harpsichord Competition, which was held at Fenton House, London. In 2005 the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, Snape, awarded her a scholarship to work as a repetiteur and accompanist for vocal masterclasses led by Yvonne Kenny and Andreas Scholl.

Kasia is a member of The Burney Players (www.theburneyplayers.com), which was an Early Music Fellowship Group at the Guildhall School of Music for year 2001-02. The ensemble has toured in Germany, Poland, France and Austria and performs regularly in the UK. In 2001 the group received the Pyramid Award founded by Deutsche Bank and in year 2002 was awarded second prize at the International Competition for Early Music Ensembles ‘Van Wassenaer’ in The Hague.

Kasia's recordings include music by Alessandro Scarlatti and Antonio Cesti with the Kleine-Kammer Musique Ensemble for the Acte Prealable label.

Apart from performing, Kasia teaches harpsichord and piano privately and at the Godolphin and Latymer School in Hammersmith. She is also a freelance music journalist for Polish Radio II.