harpsichord virtuoso and conductor; professor of harpsichord and baroque music interpretation at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz, Austria (1987 – 2004), and the Frederic Chopin Music University in Warsaw, Poland.The founder and president of the Pro Academia Narolense Foundation.
Władysław Kłosiewicz, a graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Music, was the last pupil of Ruggero Gerlin (1899-1983) – last pupil and the closest associate of Wanda Landowska. Kłosiewicz has won many top prizes in the category of interpretation, basso continuo realization, and performance of contemporary music, awarded at the international harpsichord competitions in Paris (1981), Paris-Dijon (1983), and at the ARD competition in Munich (1984), where he received the 1st prize, while the 2nd and 3rd were not awarded. He has performed in most European countries to enthusiastic reviews.
Władysław Kłosiewicz has worked with numerous outstanding soloists, ensembles, and musicologists specializing in medieval, renaissance, and baroque music. Since 1978, he has performed with the Polish Chamber Orchestra of Jerzy Maksymiuk and the Sinfonia Varsovia. In 1984, he co-founded and served as the artistic manager of the Concerto Avenna orchestra. 1993-2017 the artistic director of the Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense baroque orchestra. 2004 – Founder of the early music ensemble “Narol Baroque”.
Władysław Kłosiewicz has recorded hundreds of hours of harpsichord music for radio and television stations, as well as record companies. His most important recordings include the complete harpsichord works of L. Couperin, J.F. Rameau, J.J.Froberger, sonatas of D. Scarlatti, and partitas of J.S. Bach. The J.S. Bach – the Goldberg Variations CD (2000) recorded at Narol for the Pro Academia Narolense Foundation was awarded the Fryderyk prize in 2001. His monumental recording of François Couperin integral works (13 CDs) was awarded the Fryderyk prize in 2014 as well.
Władysław Kłosiewicz is the author and artistic manager of the first Polish realization of the collected stage works of Claudio Monteverdi in the Warsaw Chamber Opera, as well as many other operatic works, such as Euridice by Jacopo Peri (stage realization in the Warsaw Chamber Opera and CD recorded with the help of the European Commission in 2000). In 2008 he prepared and conducted G.F.Haendel’s opera Giulio Cesare – also recorded on CD.
He was a juror at the I and II Wanda Landowska International Harpsichord Competitions.
In the opinion of European reviewers, he is one of today’s leading harpsichord players and conductors specializing in baroque music.