Originally from the Orkney Islands in Scotland, Pippa Ovenden (2015) is a PhD student in Music History. She was an undergraduate at the Royal Academy of Music in London (RAM), during which time she spent a year as an ERASMUS exchange student at the University of the Arts in Berlin. She graduated from the RAM in 2013 with the Roy Burcher Prize for highest ranking final recital in Historical Performance. She holds an MMus from King’s College London, where she wrote her Master’s thesis, supervised by Emma Dillon, on the relationship between education, spirituality, and music in a late fifteenth-century German-speaking Dominican convent. Her research interests lie in 14th- and early 15th-century French and Italian song, instrumental music, and improvisation. Pippa enjoys performing music of a variety of genres from Bach Cantatas to experimental pop on recorders and keyboards, both historical and electric.