Wladyslaw Klosiewicz is universally hailed as one of Europe’s leading harpsichordists of the middle generation. In 1979 he graduated with distinction from the Music Academy in Warsaw. He earlier completed a three-year course with Ruggero Gerlin (Wanda Landowska’s closest collaborator for many years) at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and received an honorary diploma (1978).
He subsequently went to Paris to continue his studies with Gerlin. He was his last student, remaining in close contact with Gerlin until his death in 1983.
Wladyslaw Klosiewicz has won top awards for interpretation, the realization of basso continuo and performance of contemporary music at international competitions in Paris (1981), Dijon (1983) and Munich (1984, 2nd and 3rd prize not awarded). He has performed throughout Europe, winning both critical acclaim and enthusiastic reception among audiences. He regularly appeared with the most prominent soloists and ensembles specializing in the performance of early music, such as Wieland Kuijken, Roger Norrington and Pro Cantione Antique. From 1978 he has worked together with the Polish Chamber Orchestra of Jerzy Maksymiuk and, subsequently, Sinfonia Varsovia. He performed on numerous occasions with Sinfonia Varsovia as soloist, under sir Yehudi Menuhin’s baton.
He has made over one hundred hours of recordings for radio, TV and disc companies. His CDs feature the complete harpsichord works of F. Couperin and J.Ph.Rameau, as well as works by J.J. Froberger, Scarlatti’s Sonatas and J.S.Bach’s Partitas, Suites and the Goldberg Variations.
Wladyslaw Klosiewicz teaches harpsichord and early music performance at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz, Austria (since 1987). He is also a Professor at the Music Academy in Warsaw, where he leads a harpsichord class.
He has musically arranged the scores and was music director of the first Polish realisation of the whole stage works by Monteverdi as well as other Baroque composers, including Handel, which have been staged at the Warsaw Chamber Opera. He is the music director of the Ensemble of Period Instruments Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense.