Tilman Skowroneck

Tilman Skowroneck

Germany / Sweden

Former associate researcher

Tilman Skowroneck is a harpsichordist, fortepianist and musicologist, and senior lecturer of musical performance at the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg. He also translates into German and maintains harpsichords. Beginning in 1991, he 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.

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 co-editor of the peer-reviewed journal Keyboard Perspectives.