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

Books

Historical Harpsichord Technique, Developing La douceur du toucher

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2011
Bloomington, Indiana USA
Indiana University Press
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Book Chapters

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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

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Other Journals

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Conference Publications

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Conference Contributions

International Conference of Traditional Music: Voicing Cultures, Cultural Voices

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
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International Conference on Performance and Creativity: Historical Keyboard Music 1700–1850 (invited, unable to attend)

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2019
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Historical Performance in Israel

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
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Hybrid Practices: Methodologies, Histories and Performance

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2019
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Historical Performance in Israel

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
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Musicking: Cultural Considerations (invited, unable to attend)

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2019
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Published Reports

Programme Booklet for Buxtehude's Oratorio "Membra Jesu Nostri"

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2012
Limerick, Dublin
Irish World Academy
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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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Other Publications

tranScripted, Side by Side

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
City Assembly House, Dublin
Irish Georgian Society and City Assembly House, Dublin
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Féile Luimnigh (instrumental)

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
Mungret College, Limerick
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Alba by Graham Lynch

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
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Poems of Love and the Rain, Ned Rorem

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
Hochschule für Musik, Bremen, Germany
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Valentine's Day Recital, Lieder Love Songs

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2016
Irish World Academy
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L'Entretien des Muses

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
Music in Kilkenny, St Mary's
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Night Garden from White Book 1 by Graham Lynch

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
Available at SoundCloud
Independently Recorded
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Heart

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
Screenings at Scariff Library Gallery and Bourn Vincent Gallery
Self Produced
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Chrome Attic: PowerPoint Lecture Presentation

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
Bourn Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick
University of Limerick Arts Office, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
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Last Words: Music for Good Friday

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2019
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Between Worlds

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2011
Tower Theatre, Irish World Academy
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Historical Dance Workshop

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2011
Theatre 1, Irish World Academy
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The Baroque Flute and the Irish Traditional Flute, a Conversation

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2012
Theatre 2, Irish World Academy, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
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Groove Theory with Irish Baroque Orchestra, dir. Monica Huggett

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2012
Limerick, Galway, Dublin
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Chrome Attic

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
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Chrome Attic Research Project

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
Bourn Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick
Bourn Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick Arts Office, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
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Féile Luimnigh (Instrumental Competition)

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2019
Mungret College, Limerick
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Alba by Graham Lynch

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
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Afternoon of Art Song

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
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Dichterliebe, Robert Schumann

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2016
House Concert, Ballina, Co Tipperary
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Die Winterreise, Franz Schubert

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
Ayr, Scotland, Town Hall
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Recording "Delight of Arrival" from "White Book 1" by Graham Lynch

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
Available at SoundCloud
Independent
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Seducer

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
Screenings in Scariff Library Gallery and Bourn Vincent Gallery
Self published
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Sacrum & Profanum: Pilgrimage of Love

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
Mountshannon Church
Mountshannon Arts Festival
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Die Winterreise, Franz Schubert

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
Theatre 1, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
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The Battle of Elviña, Canto Romántico in Concert

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2011
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Chamber Music Master Class

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2011
Theatre 1, Irish World Academy
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Musique du Roi, French Court Music

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2012
Theatre 2, Irish World Academy, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
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Il Furibondo

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2016
All Saints Church, Castleconnell, Ireland
Limerick Arts Office, Castleconnell Autumn Concert Series
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Die Winterreise, Franz Schubert

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Tower Seminar and Concert
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Harpsichord for Pianists Masterclass

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2019
Limerick School of Music
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Alba by Graham Lynch

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
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Darkest Midnight Benefit Concert

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
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International Women's Day Concert

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2016
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
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Epiphany Concert and Vocal Workshop

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
St Cronan's Church, Tuamgraney, Co Clare
Christian Community Church, Tuamgraney
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A Letter of Rights

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
St Thomas Church, Belfast Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin St. Mary's Cathedral, Limerick
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Sionna Concert Internationa Council for Traditional Music

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
Concert Hall, University of Limerick
44th World Conference of Traditional Music, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
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tranScripted, Side by Side

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
City Assembly House Dublin
Irish Georgian Society, City Assembly House, Dublin
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Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, Johann Sebastian Bach

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
St Flannan's Cathedral, Killaloe, Co Clare, Ireland
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Battle of Elviña, Canto Romántico in Concert

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2011
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Common Ground

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2011
Theatre 1, Irish World Academy
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Echoes of Mediterranean Shores, Vocal and Instrumental Chamber Music from Italy and Spain

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2012
Limerick County Council Arts Office, Castleconnell Classical Chamber Music Series
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Two Harpsichord Recital

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2014
The Model, Sligo
Sligo Festival of Baroque Music
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Joyeux Noël

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2014
St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick
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Curating Performance, Tower Seminar Series

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2016
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
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The Cello Goes Baroque

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
St Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
Music for Galway & Galway Early Music Festival
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Darkest Midnight, V.I.P. Concert

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
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The Small Wonder, Jacquet de la Guerre

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2016
The Model, Sligo
Sligo Festival of Baroque Music
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Prologue and 2 Stop All the Clocks, Ned Rorem

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
Available for listening on SoundCloud
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Female Lieder Composers

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
Irish World Academy Tower Seminar Series
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Gender Matters

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
Foundation Building, University of Limerick
FAHSS
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Duo Concert

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
Harduf, Israel
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CREATE, The Art of Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2019
Galway University Hospital
Health Research Board
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Buxtehude's Oratorio "Membra Jesu Nostri"

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2012
RTÉ lyric fm, Culture File
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Baroque Intensive

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2011
Irish World Academy, T1 and T2
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Bach's Sonatas for Violin and Obbligato Keyboard

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2012
St. Mary's Cathedral, Limerick
St. Mary's Lunchtime Concert Series
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Small Wonder, Jacquet de la Guerre

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2016
The Model, Sligo
Sligo Festival of Baroque Music
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Joyeux Noël

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2014
St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick
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Harpsichord for Pianists Masterclass

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Israel
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Four Seasons Twice Concert Tour

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
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Winter Concert

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
University of Limerick Concert Hall
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Il Furibondo

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2016
All Saints Church, Castleconnell, Ireland
Limerick Arts Office, Castleconnell Autumn Concert Series
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Live Recording, Interlude & 10 Song for Lying in Bed during a Night Rain

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
Available for listening on SoundCloud
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Col vento e'l tasto–Music of the Italian Seicento for Winds and Keyboard

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
St Joseph's Church, Galway
Galway Early Music and Galway City Council/Galway City Arts Office
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Mozart Requiem

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
St Mary's Church, Dingle, Ireland
Bealtaine Festival, Dingle, Ireland
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"Still Do I Love," Chamber Concert

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
Kibbutz Gan Shmuel, Hadera, Israel
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CREATE, The Art of Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2019
St Peter's Gallery, Cork
Health Research Board, HRB Clinical Network Trial and the INFANT Centre, Cork
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Frescobaldi Keyboard Music

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2011
Early Music, Oxford Journals
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String Master Class

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2011
Irish World Academy, Room 248
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St. Matthew Passion by J. S. Bach

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2012
Cavan, Kilkenny, and Galway
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Die Winterreise, Franz Schubert

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Theatre 1
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
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Féile Luimnigh (vocal competition)

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
St Michael's Church, Pery Square, Limerick
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Chromaticism, Art and Patronage in 17th Century Italy

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
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Dancing Strings, Baroque Dance Workshop for Strings

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
MA Classical String Performance Programme
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Epiphany Concert

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2016
St Cronan's Church, Tuamgraney, Co Clare
Christian Community Church, Tuamgraney
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Brandenburgs

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick
Irish Chamber Orchestra
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Song Cycle Performance, Live Recording

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
Selected tracks available for listening on SoundCloud
Recorded at the Hochschule für Musik in Bremen
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The Virtuosa Recorder

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
Irish World Academy, University of Limerick
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transcribed, Side by Side

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
Handel & Hendrix House, London
British Harpsichord Society
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Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, Johann Sebastian Bach

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
City Assembly House, Dublin
Irish Georgian Society, Open House Dublin (Architecture Festival)
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CREATE, The Art of Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
Rotunda Hospital, Culture Night
Health Research Board, Culture Night
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Master class

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2012
Irish World Academy
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Voice Master Class

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2011
Irish World Academy Room 248
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"Membra Jesu Nostri," an oratorio by Dieterich Buxtehude

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2012
Irish World Academy, St. Mary's Cathedral in Limerick, Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin
Academos
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Photography Slideshow, Die Winterreise

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
Town Hall, Ayr, Scotland
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Féile Luimnigh (vocal competition)

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2016
Redemptorist School of Music, Limerick
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Chromatic Keyboard Music

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
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Violin Music on Flute

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
Lunchtime Concert Series
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Die Winterreise, Franz Schubert

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2016
Castalia Hall Ballytobin, Kilkenny, Ireland
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War and Peace

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick
Irish Chamber Orchestra
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A Haunted Heart

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
Available for listening on SoundCloud
Independently Recorded
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Of Arcadian Love

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
Music in Nørre Snede Concert Series, Denmark
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trancScripted

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
Mountainview House Concert
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Epiphany Concert and Vocal Workshop

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2019
St Cronin's Church, Tuamgraney
Christian Community Church, Tuamgraney
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CREATE, The Art of Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
Science Gallery Dublin
Health Research Board
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Master class

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2012
Irish World Academy
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Academos Concert "La Folia"

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2011
Theatre 1, Irish World Academy
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The Dutch Connection

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2012
Dublin and Kilkenny
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Chrome Attic

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2018
Bourn Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick
University of Limerick Arts Office & Irish World Academy
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Féile Luimnigh (instrumental)

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
Redemptorist School of Music
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Stylus Fantasticus

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
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Concert of Song Cycles by Ned Rorem and Ian Wilson

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2015
performed at the Hochschule für Musik in Bremen, German in collaboration with the Musikfilmfestival
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Lieder by Women Composers

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2016
Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
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L'Entretien des Muses

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
St Joseph's Church, Ballinahinch, Co Tipperary
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Vanishing Pathways from White Book 1 by Graham Lynch

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
Available on SoundCloud
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Candlelight Concerts

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, St Finbar's Cathedral, Cork St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast UK
London Concertante
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CD Launch: Chrome Attic

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
CD Launch: Bourn Vincent Gallery, University of Limerick
La Douceur
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Stabat Mater

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2019
St Canices, Kilkenny; St Flannan's, Killaloe; Kilcullen, Wicklow
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Hammer and Tongs, from the Real to the Surreal

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2017
Scariff Library Gallery, Co Clare
Scariff Library Gallery
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Love in Times of War and Peace, The Battle of Elviña

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2011
Spain
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Welcome Concert for President Michael D. Higgins

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2011
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
University of Limerick
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A Mass for San Marco

Dr. Joelle Kosovske
2012
Derry and Belfast, UK
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