Urszula Stawicka — harpsichord, organ (Poland)

General information

Polish harpsichordist and organist born in Lviv. She received her musical education in Kraków, graduating from the Music Academy in the organ class of Professor Mirosława Semeniuk-Podraza and in the harpsichord class of Professor Elżbieta Stefanska. 

She started her concert activity while studying and has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and performer of the basso continuo part on the harpsichord and organ. Furthermore, she was one of the founders of the University Baroque Orchestra “Consortium Iagellonicum”, which operated from 1993 to 2000 at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Since 2000, she has been the artistic director of the early music ensemble “Consortium Sedinum” and intensively conducts concert activities in Poland and abroad.

In 2004, she initiated the Szczecin Early Music Festival, which has become an annual event (the 19th edition will be held in autumn 2022), inviting artists and ensembles from around the world specializing in the performance of music from past centuries. In 2006, she received a creative scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland. 

In 2008, Urszula Stawicka initiated the Fundacje Akademia Muzyki Dawnej in Szczecin. The Foundation’s educational and concert activities expand knowledge about the history and culture of Pomorze (former Pomerania) and popularize the movement of historical performance.

The performer appeared at many early music festivals in Poland and abroad (Austria, Czech Republic, France, Netherlands, Iceland, Germany, Slovakia, Ukraine, and USA). She has a number of recordings to her credit, including the original series “Vitae Pomeranorum Lost World of Pomeranian Music”. She is constantly developing her teaching activities as a certified teacher in the complex of music schools named after Felix Novovejski in Szczecin and at the Academy of Arts in Szczecin as a doctor of musical arts.