Pawel Siwczak is a Polish and 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 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 in 2008. He is the winner of the 8th Broadwood Harpsichord Competition and the Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize (Musica Britannica). His work has recently been supported by Arts Council England.
Pawel’s performance history and recording career are diverse, ranging from solo recitals, chamber music, working with singers and conducting from the keyboard, to collaborations with numerous orchestras and ensembles in the UK and abroad.
Among his recordings are improvisations with PC Music artist Danny L Harle originally recorded for BBC Radio 3, and a series of online concerts presented by Bach Club.
Pawel is passionate about working with other art disciplines and intertwining of the art forms. He has presented a project of music for two harpsichords (under the name of Double Entendre) with a flamenco dancer, his performances were celebrating new art shows by The London Group (UK’s longest-running artists’ collective). His collaboration with Danny Harle was featured by BBC Radio as "Five of the BBC’s weirdest live sessions ever", which is a concise summary of Pawel's experimental spirit combined with traditional classical training.
He is a teacher at the Royal Academy of Music and a director of the Bach Club, a Social Enterprise presenting concerts and masterclasses 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.