Recorder player Olwen Foulkes was selected as a young artist on the Handel House Talent Scheme during 2015-16 and her first solo CD will be released on Barn Cottage Records in 2017.
Frequently praised for communication and stage presence, she particularly enjoys programming narrative recitals for intimate venues such as Handel House Museum, the Foundling Museum, and the Wallace Collection with her regular duo partner, harpsichordist Nathaniel Mander. In larger settings, Olwen has performed with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, La Serenissima, Oxford Baroque, Oxford Bach Soloists and Hampstead Garden Opera. She has recently made appearances as a concerto soloist with Music for Awhile, Amersham Festival Orchestra, 21st Century Baroque, the Amadé Players, L’instante, and the RAM Baroque Orchestra.
Olwen currently holds the San Martino Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music where she is completing her postgraduate studies with Pamela Thorby and Anna Stegmann.
Olwen is hugely grateful for the financial assistance that Help Musicians UK have granted her towards study costs, the funding that The Walter Bergmann Fund, EMI Sound Foundation, Loan Fund for Musical Instruments, and the Wolfson Fund have granted her for instrument purchase, and for a generous donatation from the Society of Recorder Players towards her CD recording costs.
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