May 26th - 27th

Galway Early Music Festival 2023


Yonit Kosovske

Artist Biography

Yonit Kosovske performs on harpsichord and piano as a soloist, chamber musician, interdisciplinary artist, and ensemble director. She is dedicated to both sacred and secular music and is at home with a wide array of repertoire from the Renaissance through Contemporary Music. Yonit is co-director of H.I.P.S.T.E.R. (Historically Informed Performance Series, Teaching, Education and Research), co-producer of the Limerick Early Music Festival, and artistic director of WAVE~LINKS, a video series exploring music and artisanry. Highlighted projects in 2023 feature several Art Song recitals in Ireland and Germany, in collaboration with soprano Catherine Redding and contralto Julie Comparini in performances of works by Lili Boulanger, Ailís Ní Ríain, and Sir Edward Elgar. Yonit gratefully acknowledges her recent funding awards, including a 2023 Tipperary Artist’s Award to create to a new Music & Dance video of Justin Ground’s composition Triple Spiral, and a 2022 Music Bursary Award to explore contemporary harpsichord music. In support of Yonit’s project ROCKING–an interdisciplinary collaboration and feminist film featuring Early Music and Contemporary Dance, Yonit received a 2021 Arts Council Agility Award, a 2022 Tipperary Artist’s Award, and funding from the 2022 Limerick Grants Under the Arts Act. Yonit also received a 2020 Music Commissions Award for her new song cycle Watershed by composer Ailís Ní Ríain on poetry by Jessica Brown. Yonit is a Lecturer of Music at the University of Limerick, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, in addition to teaching privately and in masterclasses throughout Ireland and abroad. She holds a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University, a Master of Music from San Francisco Conservatory, and a Bachelor of Music from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. 

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