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Photo by Andres Felipe, 2007

Pawel Siwczak, harpsichordist & early keyboard specialist, winner of the 8th Broadwood Harpsichord Competition (2007) and the Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize (2006, founded by Musica Britannica Trust for the performance of early English music). Pawel performs actively as a soloist and with chamber ensembles. He has played in orchestras conducted by Trevor Pinnock, William Christie, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Laurence Cummings and Simon Standage, and his touring activities took him to France, Holland, Sweden, Malta, Russia, England and Poland. Pawel’s ensemble, Four Temperaments (previously known as Donum Musicum), has been awarded a prestigious Leverhulme Fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music for 2007/2008. The group will act as an ensemble-in-residence at the Academy, working alongside current students in various areas of performance. Pawel’s other group, Triologue, has been offered a place on the Early Music Live! scheme being part of the Brighton Early Music Festival. Both groups won Early Music Prizes at the Academy, in 2006 & 2007 respectively. Pawel has also started The King’s Private Musick, an ensemble aiming at popularising some little known repertoire of early vocal-instrumental music. Pawel Siwczak graduated with honours from the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw. He is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London with the support of the Isabel May Walton Award, and earlier the Peter Le Huray Award. He studied harpsichord and fortepiano with Carole Cerasi and Wladyslaw Klosiewicz, as well as clavichord with Terence Charlston. In Warsaw he has also completed piano studies with Elzbieta Tarnawska. Pawel has taken part in masterclasses with prominent musicians, including Kenneth Gilbert, James Johnstone and Elzbieta Czerny-Stefanska. He has taught keyboard studies at the Warsaw Academy and participated in a project of the Polish National Philharmony in Warsaw which aimed to popularise Baroque dance amongst young people. Pawel is currently a teacher at the Royal Academy of Music. 30 October 2007 ●