skip to content

Faculty of Music


Krysia Osostowicz is best known for her work as leader of the Dante Quartet, and she is highly popular as a teacher of violin and chamber music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  

Her passion for Beethoven's music stems from her early studies with Sandor Vegh - whose recordings of Beethoven's Quartets are legendary - and her work on the violin sonatas with Radu Lupu. In 1991 she enjoyed total immersion in Beethoven's symphonies, in the ground-breaking COE recording under Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Four years ago, with her duo partner Daniel Tong, Krysia created the project Beethoven Plus, commissioning 10 composers to write short companion piece for each of Beethoven's violin sonatas. Since then, Krysia and Daniel have performed this special Beethoven cycle throughout the UK, and recorded it last year for Somm Records, to critical acclaim. They look forward to presenting Beethoven Plus in a series of recitals at King's College, Cambridge, in March and May this year. 

We are delighted that for this Masterclass Krysia will be working with instrumentalists and singers on Beethoven’s solo and chamber music.  

Thursday, 5 March, 2020 - 14:00 to 16:30
Event location: 
Recital Room, Faculty of Music