Joanna Tondys, harpsichord and organ
Joanna studied piano in her native Poland where she graduated with a Diploma of Music from the Music High School at Zdunska Wola. While studying there she became interested in early music.
After moving to Australia she commenced her harpsichord studies with Monika Kornel and continued with Neal Peres da Costa at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. In 2007 she received a scholarship from the University of Sydney to study at the Royal College of Music in London with harpsichordist Terence Charlston. She completed her Bachelor of Music (Performance) in June 2009.
Joanna's knowledge and experience in historical performance has grown by attending many music camps and masterclasses in both Australia and Europe. She has taken the opportunity to learn from such renowned musicians as Nicholas Parle, Rachel Brown, Jane Gower, Peter Holman, Ashley Solomon, Elisabeth Wallfisch and Jan Willem de Vriend.
She has performed continuo on both harpsichord and organ in Australia and Europe, including Sydney Conservatorium Early Music Ensemble, New Cologne Philharmonia, RCM Baroque Orchestra, Tall Poppeas, Sounds Baroque, Sydney Consort, St James’ King St and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
Joanna is always eager to discover and learn as much as she can about the music of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
Currently Joanna is working with Paul Dyer, Artistic Director of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, enjoying teaching harpsichord and looking after all the early keyboard instruments at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.