Tilman Skowroneck

Germany/Sweden

Tilman Skowroneck

Associate researcher

Tilman Skowroneck works as a harpsichordist, fortepianist and musicologist. A harpsichord and continuo instructor-on-demand at the Högskolan för scen och musik, Göteborg, West Sweden. He also works as a translator and harpsichord technician. Beginning in 1991, Tilman held a position with the baroque ensemble Corona Artis based in Göteborg, performing a wide variety of continuo and solo literature in all Baroque styles and in the earlier Classical style. Corona Artis became a freelance ensemble in January 2007.

Tilman Skowroneck specializes in solo performance on the harpsichord and continuo playing and has a special interest in the early piano, its construction and its repertoire. Since 1997 he conducted research in Beethoven performance practice on the piano. His Ph.D. dissertation (2007) combined historical and organological analysis to develop some guidelines for performing Beethoven’s early keyboard works. His present research focuses on progressive and conservative influences on the development of Viennese pianos after 1800.

Tilman Skowroneck is also editor of the e-newsletter of the Westfield Center for historical keyboard studies, and guest editor of the journal Keyboard Perspectives, vols. VI/2013 and VIII/ (in preparation).

Personal website

skowroneck.wordpress.com