dr Katarzyna Drogosz – historical piano
Katarzyna Drogosz has been a faculty member of the Academy of Music in Kraków since 2013. She has taught a fortepiano class with Petra Matejova since 2018.
Her field of expertise is performance on historical instruments. Besides interpretation, she is interested in the history and construction of early keyboard instruments. She was a finalist of the Musica Antiqua competition 2007 in Bruges.
As well as solo recitals, Katarzyna Drogosz performs in chamber and orchestral music. She is a member of Trio Lafamme and the Arte dei Suonatori Piano Quartet. She also forms a fortepiano duet with Geoffrey Govier. As a soloist, she has appeared with Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense, Capella Cracoviensis, and the Wrocław Baroque Orchestra.
Her recordings include chamber music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Fryderyk Chopin, Carl Czerny, Carl Maria von Weber, and Friedrich Kuhlau, on the CD Accord/ NFM, Fryderyk Chopin Institute and Coviello Classics labels. Recently she has published a solo CD of piano works by Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart (CD Accord, 2019).
Katarzyna Drogosz studied piano with Aleksandra Kowalik and Teresa Manasterska at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw, fortepiano with Stanley Hoogland at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and harpsichord with Robert Hill at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. Masterclasses with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Andreas Staier and Władysław Kłosiewicz were also important turning points in her musical development. She obtained a PhD degree in 2017.