Catalina Vicens

Catalina Vicens, a native of Chile, started her international career at an early age. By age 20 she had already played in the main concert-halls of more than ten countries in North and South America, including the Teatro Colón de Buenos Aires Argentina, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and the Teatro Municipal do São Paulo. She studied modern piano at the Instituto de Música de la P. Universidad Católica de Chile, harpsichord at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, at the Musikhochschule Freiburg, and at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis (also receiving the 1st Master’s degree in medieval keyboards from the latter), and contemporary music performance with historical keyboards at the Hochschule für Musik der Musik Akademie Basel. Vicens performs and records regularly as a member of ensembles of medieval, Renaissance, baroque, and contemporary music in Europe and North America. Praised by the international press as one of the most interesting musicians in the field of early music, Catalina Vicens’ dynamism and approach to historically informed performance and musicological research has led her to become one of the most versatile and sought-after historical keyboard performers and teachers of her generation. In 2021, Vicens was named curator of the Tagliavini Collection in Italy, one of the largest historical keyboard collections in Europe, and artistic director of Museo San Colombano in Bologna, as the successor of the late Liuwe Tamminga. She is Ph.D. candidate at Leiden University / Orpheus Institute Ghent.