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Olwen Foulkes has worked with ensembles including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, London Handel Players, Monteverdi String Band, and La Serenissima. She has performed live on BBC Radio 3 and played in the Royal Shakespeare Company 2018 season. She is particularly interested in curating performances in partnership with specific collections and has recently collaborated with Handel&Hendrix House, the Foundling Museum, the British Museum and the British Library. She has released two solo albums on Barn Cottage Records (Indoor Fireworks -2019, Directed by Handel -2018) and is currently working on a PhD researching the practices of recorder players working in London between 1670-1730.

She graduated from RAM with a distinction and DipRam for her postgraduate degree in 2018. Olwen teaches the recorder at the Junior Department of Trinity College of Music and teaches classroom music at the American School in London. She also gives lectures on Eighteenth Century dance and ornamentation at the Royal Academy of Music and on the Marnaves Baroque Summer Course.


‘Olwen Foulkes's playing is excellent, producing a beautifully controlled and mellifluous tone which she combines with an impressive sense of musical detail as well as the longer melodic phrase.’

Early Music Reviews 2018