Biography

Dr. Yonit Kosovske maintains an active and international career as a soloist and collaborative artist on harpsichord, chamber organ, modern piano and fortepiano. Her repertoire spans the Renaissance through Contemporary music. She has been noted for her creative and elegant programming, and has been applauded for her sensitive and fiery performances.


Originally from the United States, Yonit moved to Ireland in 2011 when she was appointed Lecturer of Music at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. Yonit holds a Doctor of Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with a minor field in Music History and Music Literature. Other degrees include a Master of Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts. She also studied at the Rubin Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem and at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Her book 'Historical Harpsichord Technique, Developing La douceur du toucher' was published by Indiana University Press in 2011.

RADIO AND TELEVISION
Cadena SER Radio Benavente, Spain
Harmonia (National Public Radio), Bloomington, Indiana
Irish TV 4
KPFA, Berkeley, California
Performance Today (National Public Radio), Washington, DC
RTÉ lyric fm Astrolabe
RTÉ lyric fm Blue of the Night
RTÉ lyric fm Culture File
RTÉ Lyric Feature
RTÉ lyric fm Gloria
RTÉ lyric fm Nova
RTÉ lyric fm Vox Nostra
RTÉ Television What's on in Galway
Scariff Bay Community Radio
Sunday Baroque (WSHU), Connecticut
TV7, Televisión de Monforte de Lemos, Spain
WFIU, Bloomington, Indiana
WGBH, Boston, Massachusetts
WTIU, Bloomington, Indiana

ENSEMBLE COLLABORATIONS
Academos
Bloomington Early Music Festival Orchestra
Canto Romántico
Chamber Choir Ireland
Crescendo Berkshires
Cross Relations
Duo Paloma
Fandango
Foundling Orchestra
Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra
Irish Baroque Orchestra
Irish Chamber Orchestra
Lipzodes
Magnificat
Resurgam
Resonata
¡Sacabuche!
Sestina
Xácara

RECORDINGS
2017 Chrome Attic, Solo Harpsichord, La Douceur
2011
¡Ay, España Infelice! Songs from Spain, Voice and Fortepiano, Canto Romántico
2010
La Gracieuse, Solo French Harpsichord, La Douceur
2010
Girolamo Frescobaldi, Solo Harpsichord, IU Focus
2009
The Venetian Influence, Chamber Organ, ¡Sacabuche!
2008 Haydn Sonaten, Solo Fortepiano
2006 Fitzwilliam Favorites, Solo Harpsichord
2006 Live from León, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelink, Solo Harpsichord
2004 Norton Anthology of Western Music, Stephen Foster
2001 Hospice Benefit Recording: Voces Novae Choir, Chamber Organ
2000 Á discretion, Solo Harpsichord
2000 La Desperata, Duo Marini, Violin and Harpsichord
2000 Dorian Competition Finalists' Recording, Liaison, Harpsichord

FESTIVALS
Barockstage Festival at Melk Monastery, Austria
Berkeley Early Music Festival
Bloomington Early Music Festival
Boston Early Music Festival
Castleconnell Autumn Chamber Music Series, Ireland
Chicago Early Music Festival
Frescobaldi International Festival of Music (Masterclass), Rome
Galway Early Music Festival
Galway International Arts Festival
Hilltown New Music Festival, Ireland
Nørre-Snede Concert Series, Denmark
Quito Early Music Festival, Ecuador
Sligo Festival of Baroque Music, Ireland

CONDUCTORS
Michael Barrett, Mark Chambers, Jonathan Cohen, Mark Duley, Paul Hillier, John Holloway, Monica Huggett, Hiro Kurosaki, Anthony Marwood, Nigel North, Linda Pearse, Robert Porco, Stanley Ritchie, Veronika Skuplik, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Warren Stewart, Gary Thor Wedow

COMMITTEES
2017 Accreditation Panel: BA in Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance, Dublin City University

EXTERNAL EXAMINER
2016–2019 External Examiner: HDME Leinster School of Music & Drama, Griffith College, Dublin, Ireland

Research Interests

Performance Practice, Music and Cultural Trends
Rhetoric in Music
Chromatic keyboards, microtonality and early tuning systems
Stylistic Ownership
Contemporary repertoire for harpsichord & piano
Art Song
Lieder
Chamber Music
Chamber Music as a Means to Social Change
Accompanying
Sacred Music
Music and Conflict Resolution
Diversity in Education
Arts and Citizenship
Arts and Activism
Interdisciplinary approaches to music interpretation and musicking
Music History and Literature
Music Analysis
Historically Informed Performance





Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2012 Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick - Lecturer, Piano, Harpsichord, Accompanying, Chamber Music
  • 1996 Freelance Musician - Keyboardist

Education

  • 2008 Indiana University - Doctor of Music
  • 1995 San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Masters
  • 1992 Rutgers - Bachelor of Music

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Other Publications

2019

CREATE, The Art of Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Yonit Kosovske and other contributing artists (2019) CREATE, The Art of Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond. St Peter's Gallery, Cork : Health Research Board, HRB Clinical Network Trial and the INFANT Centre, Cork

2019

Epiphany Concert and Vocal Workshop

Frolieb Stollwerck, Yonit Kosovske (2019) Epiphany Concert and Vocal Workshop. St Cronin's Church, Tuamgraney : Christian Community Church, Tuamgraney

2019

Stabat Mater

Frolieb Stollwerck, Yonit Kosovske, Musicians from Vienna (2019) Stabat Mater. St Canices, Kilkenny; St Flannan's, Killaloe; Kilcullen, Wicklow

2018

Die Winterreise, Franz Schubert

Yonit Kosovske (piano, photography, seminar organizer), Pauline Graham, Marieke Krajenbrink (2018) Die Winterreise, Franz Schubert. Theatre 1, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick : Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

2018

Chrome Attic

Yonit Kosovske, harpsichord (2018) Chrome Attic. Bourn Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick : University of Limerick Arts Office & Irish World Academy

2018

tranScripted, Side by Side

Yonit Kosovske and Rachel Factor, harpsichords (2018) tranScripted, Side by Side. City Assembly House, Dublin : Irish Georgian Society and City Assembly House, Dublin

2018

Chrome Attic: PowerPoint Lecture Presentation

Yonit Kosovske (2018) Chrome Attic: PowerPoint Lecture Presentation. Bourn Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick : University of Limerick Arts Office, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

2018

Chrome Attic Research Project

Yonit Kosovske, photography (2018) Chrome Attic Research Project . Bourn Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick : Bourn Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick Arts Office, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

2018

Sacrum & Profanum: Pilgrimage of Love

Wolodymyr Smishkewych, Yonit Kosovske, Michelle O'Connor (2018) Sacrum & Profanum: Pilgrimage of Love. Mountshannon Church : Mountshannon Arts Festival

2018

Die Winterreise, Franz Schubert

Yonit Kosovske, photography (2018) Die Winterreise, Franz Schubert . Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Tower Seminar and Concert

2018

tranScripted, Side by Side

Yonit Kosovske and Rachel Factor, harpsichords (2018) tranScripted, Side by Side. City Assembly House Dublin : Irish Georgian Society, City Assembly House, Dublin

2018

Duo Concert

Aviram Freiburg (voice, French horn) and Yonit Kosovske, piano (2018) Duo Concert. Harduf, Israel

2018

Gender Matters

Yonit Kosovske, other UL faculty and PhD candidates (2018) Gender Matters. Foundation Building, University of Limerick : FAHSS

2018

Die Winterreise, Franz Schubert

Yonit Kosovske, piano, Pauline Graham, soprano (2018) Die Winterreise, Franz Schubert. Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Theatre 1 : Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

2017

trancScripted

Yonit Kosovske and Rachel Factor, harpsichords (2017) trancScripted. Mountainview House Concert

2017

CD Launch: Chrome Attic

Yonit Kosovske, solo harpsichord (2017) CD Launch: Chrome Attic. CD Launch: Bourn Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick : La Douceur

2017

Epiphany Concert and Vocal Workshop

Frolieb Stollwerck, Yonit Kosovske, Wolodymyr Smishkewych, and Tuamgraney Choir (2017) Epiphany Concert and Vocal Workshop. St Cronan's Church, Tuamgraney, Co Clare : Christian Community Church, Tuamgraney

2017

The Virtuosa Recorder

Eva Legene, Yonit Kosovske (2017) The Virtuosa Recorder. Irish World Academy, University of Limerick

2017

Of Arcadian Love

Teddie Hwang, Yonit Kosovske (2017) Of Arcadian Love. Music in Nørre Snede Concert Series, Denmark

2017

Candlelight Concerts

London Concertante, Yonit Kosovske (2017) Candlelight Concerts. St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, St Finbar's Cathedral, Cork St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast UK : London Concertante

2017

Heart

Yonit Kosovske (2017) Heart. Screenings at Scariff Library Gallery and Bourn Vincent Gallery : Self Produced

2017

A Haunted Heart

Yonit Kosovske, solo piano (2017) A Haunted Heart. Available for listening on SoundCloud : Independently Recorded

2017

Seducer

Yonit Kosovske (2017) Seducer. Screenings in Scariff Library Gallery and Bourn Vincent Gallery : Self published

2017

Sionna Concert Internationa Council for Traditional Music

Yonit Kosovske (harpsichord), Kiku Day (Shakuhachi), Fianna NicChonaill (Irish harp) (2017) Sionna Concert Internationa Council for Traditional Music. Concert Hall, University of Limerick : 44th World Conference of Traditional Music, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

2017

Brandenburgs

Irish Chamber Orchestra, Academos, Yonit Kosovske (harpsichord) (2017) Brandenburgs. St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick : Irish Chamber Orchestra

2017

War and Peace

Irish Chamber Orchestra, Yonit Kosovske (harpsichord) (2017) War and Peace. St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick : Irish Chamber Orchestra

2017

Mozart Requiem

Tribal Choir, Orchestra, Yonit Kosovske (2017) Mozart Requiem. St Mary's Church, Dingle, Ireland : Bealtaine Festival, Dingle, Ireland

2017

L'Entretien des Muses

Yonit Kosovske (harpsichord and artistic director), Teddie Hwang (traverso), Sarah Groser (viola sa gamba) (2017) L'Entretien des Muses. St Joseph's Church, Ballinahinch, Co Tipperary

2017

A Letter of Rights

Chamber Choir Ireland, Irish Chamber Orchestra (2017) A Letter of Rights. St Thomas Church, Belfast Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin St. Mary's Cathedral, Limerick

2017

transcribed, Side by Side

Yonit Kosovske and Rachel Factor, harpsichords (2017) transcribed, Side by Side. Handel & Hendrix House, London : British Harpsichord Society

2017

L'Entretien des Muses

Yonit Kosovske (harpsichord and artistic director), Teddie Hwang (traverso), Sarah Groser (viola sa gamba) (2017) L'Entretien des Muses. Music in Kilkenny, St Mary's

2017

Female Lieder Composers

Dr Aisling Kenny, Dr Yonit Kosovske (2017) Female Lieder Composers. Irish World Academy of Music and Dance : Irish World Academy Tower Seminar Series

2016

Curating Performance, Tower Seminar Series

Yonit Kosovske (Irish World Academy, Gerry Keenan (ICO), Francis Humphrys (West Cork Chamber Music Festival) (2016) Curating Performance, Tower Seminar Series. Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

2016

The Small Wonder, Jacquet de la Guerre

Yonit Kosovske, Pauline Graham, Debbie Diamond, Sarah Groser (2016) The Small Wonder, Jacquet de la Guerre. The Model, Sligo : Sligo Festival of Baroque Music

2016

Il Furibondo

Yonit Kosovske, Debbie Diamond, Aoife Nic Athlaoich (2016) Il Furibondo . All Saints Church, Castleconnell, Ireland : Limerick Arts Office, Castleconnell Autumn Concert Series

2016

Il Furibondo

Yonit Kosovske, Debbie Diamond, Aoife Nic Athlaoich (2016) Il Furibondo . All Saints Church, Castleconnell, Ireland : Limerick Arts Office, Castleconnell Autumn Concert Series

2016

Small Wonder, Jacquet de la Guerre

Yonit Kosovske, Pauline Graham, Debbie Diamond, Sarah Groser (2016) Small Wonder, Jacquet de la Guerre. The Model, Sligo : Sligo Festival of Baroque Music

2016

Epiphany Concert

Frolieb Stollwerck, Yonit Kosovske, Tuamgraney Choir (2016) Epiphany Concert. St Cronan's Church, Tuamgraney, Co Clare : Christian Community Church, Tuamgraney

2015

Violin Music on Flute

Teddie Hwang (traverso), Yonit Kosovske (harpsichord) (2015) Violin Music on Flute. Irish World Academy of Music and Dance : Lunchtime Concert Series

2015

Concert of Song Cycles by Ned Rorem and Ian Wilson

Julie Comparini (mezzo), Yonit Kosovske (piano) (2015) Concert of Song Cycles by Ned Rorem and Ian Wilson . performed at the Hochschule für Musik in Bremen, German in collaboration with the Musikfilmfestival

2015

Song Cycle Performance, Live Recording

Julie Comparini, mezzo, Yonit Kosovske, piano (2015) Song Cycle Performance, Live Recording. Selected tracks available for listening on SoundCloud : Recorded at the Hochschule für Musik in Bremen

2015

Chromatic Keyboard Music

Yonit Kosovske, solo harpsichord (2015) Chromatic Keyboard Music. Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

2015

Afternoon of Art Song

Eve Stafford (soprano), Yonit Kosovske (piano) (2015) Afternoon of Art Song. Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

2015

Chrome Attic

Yonit Kosovske, solo harpsichord (2015) Chrome Attic. Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

2015

Stylus Fantasticus

Yonit Kosovske (harpsichord), Debbie Diamond (violin) (2015) Stylus Fantasticus. Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

2015

Alba by Graham Lynch

Yonit Kosovske (piano), Diane Daly (violin) (2015) Alba by Graham Lynch. Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

2015

Alba by Graham Lynch

Yonit Kosovske (piano), Diane Daly (violin) (2015) Alba by Graham Lynch. Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

2015

Winter Concert

Irish Chamber Orchestra, Yonit Kosovske (harpsichord) (2015) Winter Concert. University of Limerick Concert Hall

2015

The Cello Goes Baroque

Yonit Kosovske, Aoife Nic Athlaoich (2015) The Cello Goes Baroque. St Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway : Music for Galway & Galway Early Music Festival

2014

Joyeux Noël

Irish Chamber Orchestra, Yonit Kosovske (harpsichord) (2014) Joyeux Noël. St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick

2014

Joyeux Noël

Irish Chamber Orchestra, Yonit Kosovske (harpsichord) (2014) Joyeux Noël. St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick

2014

Two Harpsichord Recital

Yonit Kosovske and Colin Booth, harpsichords (2014) Two Harpsichord Recital. The Model, Sligo : Sligo Festival of Baroque Music

2012

Master class

Mariana Sirbu (2012) Master class. Irish World Academy

2012

Master class

Dr. Bruno Giuranna, viola, Yonit Kosovske, piano, and MA Classical string students, (2012) Master class. Irish World Academy

2012

Musique du Roi, French Court Music

Amanda Markwick, Yonit Kosovske, Ferenc Szucs (2012) Musique du Roi, French Court Music. Theatre 2, Irish World Academy, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

2012

"Membra Jesu Nostri," an oratorio by Dieterich Buxtehude

(Yonit Kosovske, co-artistic director, organ) with Academos (Irish World Academy) and Guest Artists: Alison Rose, Pauline Graham, Duncan Brickenden, Wolodymyr Smishkewych, Antonio Santos, David Rollán, and Michael Markwick (2012) "Membra Jesu Nostri," an oratorio by Dieterich Buxtehude . Irish World Academy, St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick, Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin : Academos

2012

The Dutch Connection

Irish Baroque Orchestra, Monica Huggett, Yonit Kosovske, Works by Leclair, Locatelli, Van Wassanaer (2012) The Dutch Connection. Dublin and Kilkenny

2012

A Mass for San Marco

Vocal group Sestina with instrumentalists Yonit Kosovske and Malachy Robinson (2012) A Mass for San Marco. Derry and Belfast, UK

2011

Academos Concert "La Folia"

Academos, Yonit Kosovske, Eamon Sweeney, Wolodymyr Smishkewych (2011) Academos Concert "La Folia". Theatre 1, Irish World Academy

2011

Historical Dance Workshop

Ana Yepes, Debbie Diamond, Yonit Kosovske (2011) Historical Dance Workshop. Theatre 1, Irish World Academy

2011

Common Ground

Yonit Kosovske, Debbie Diamond, Ana Yepes, Ferenc Szucs (2011) Common Ground. Theatre 1, Irish World Academy

2011

Between Worlds

Debbie Diamond, Ana Yepes, Niall Keegan, Sandra Joyce (2011) Between Worlds. Tower Theatre, Irish World Academy

2011

Baroque Intensive

Yonit Kosovske, Debbie Diamond, Ana Yepes, Niall Keegan, Sandra Joyce, Ferenc Szucs (2011) Baroque Intensive. Irish World Academy, T1 and T2

2011

String Master Class

Ilse de Ziah, Yonit Kosovske, Academos (2011) String Master Class. Irish World Academy, Room 248

2011

Voice Master Class

Antonio Santos, Yonit Kosovske, Students from the Irish World Academy (2011) Voice Master Class. Irish World Academy Room 248