Harpsichordist Goska Isphording is one of the most exciting performers in her field. Specializing in contemporary music on historical instruments, she is not only active as a soloist and chamber musician, but also presents the contemporary harpsichord to audiences and composers around the world through close collaborations, lectures and masterclasses.

Goska has performed at most prestigious festivals and concert halls. Her solo appearances include Gaudeamus Music Week or November Music, and more recently Warsaw Autumn Festival, Gaida Festival, ISCM World Music Days and Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

Pan-European appearances have brought Goska to the attention of a variety of composers, and her inimitable approach to the harpsichord has earned numerous dedications and commissions. Goska has premiered over a hundred solo and chamber music compositions and is an addressee of harpsichord concerti by Hanna Kulenty, Roderik de Man or Andrzej Kwiecinski. A passion for the careful interplay of apparently disparate forms has led Goska to co-found The Roentgen Connection. She is also a member of The Riot Ensemble in London and has collaborated with ensembles like Asko|Schönberg, Insomnio Ensemble, Musikfabrik or Sinfonia Varsovia.

She currently teaches contemporary harpsichord techniques at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

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SOLO

* Michael Gatonska (USA)
new work for solo harpsichord and string quartet (2020)

* Paweł Hendrich (PL)
new work for harpsichord and electronics (2019)

* Nina Fukuoka (PL)
jouïssance for harpsichord, electronics and video (2019)

* Kuba Krzewiński (PL)
incoporate no.3 for harpsichord and video (2019)

* Monika Szpyrka (PL)
new work for harpsichord and electronics (2019)

* Karol Nepelski (PL)
new work for solo harpsichord and media (2019)

* Cezary Duchnowski (PL)
sequenza II for harpsichord and electronics (2018)

* Janco Verduin (NL)
la tendre indifférence du monde (2017)

* Wojciech Z. Zych (PL)
poetyka niedo-.../niedo-...poetyka (2007/17)

* Dominik Karski (AU/PL)
streampulses (2015)

* Drew Schnurr (USA)
pendulum and mirrors (2015)

* Jarek Płonka (PL)
cuir for harpsichord and electronics (2014)
premiere at World Music Days Wrocław 2014

* Pierre Jodlowski (FR)
lesson in anatomy no.1 for harpsichord, electronics and video (2015)
premiere at Audio Art Festival Kraków 2015

* Hanna Kulenty (PL/NL)
cembalo uno (2013)

* Jorrit Tamminga (NL)
lilluke spiekerbak for harpsichord and electronics (2013)

* Katarzyna Szwed (PL/NL)
daytime (from blindmen fairytales) for harpsichord and electronics (2012)

* Eduardo Moguillansky (AR/DE)
regenbogen for harpsichord and electronics (2011/12)

* Katarzyna Szwed (PL)
outer worlds biking (from blindmen fairytales) for harpsichord and electronics (2011)

* Hugo Morales Murguia (MX/NL)
plēktron for prepared harpsichord and cajón (2011)

* Merijn Bisschops (NL)
antipode I for harpsichord and electronics (2010)

* Katarzyna Głowicka (PL/NL)
white dust for harpsichord and electronics (2010)

* Karlheinz Essl (A)
sequitur XII for harpsichord and electronics (2009)

* Margriet Hoenderdos (NL)
january 2009 (2009)

* Hanna Kulenty (PL/NL)
g for g (2009)

* Katarzyna Głowicka (PL/NL)
quasi rublev for harpsichord, electronics and video (2008)

* Aleksandra Gryka (PL)
yuomec for harpsichord and electronics (2006)
premiere at Musica Polonica Nova 2008

* Mariusz Dubaj (PL) introdukcja (2005)

* Katarzyna Głowicka (PL/NL)
dust point red for harpsichord and electronics (2005)

* Anna Thorvaldsdottir (IS)
fingerprints (2003)

* Ewa Trębacz (PL/USA)
chordochromies for harpsichord and electronics (2003)

* Wojciech Widłak (PL)
chromatic fantasy (2003)

* Jasna Veličkovic (RS/NL)
sizif’s song (2002)

* Anna Jędrzejewska (PL)
elementaries for harpsichord and electronics (2001)

* Aleksandra Gryka (PL)
nonstopping center (2000)

Jukka Tiensuu (FI)
veto (1998)

Kaija Saariaho (FI)
jardin secret II for harpsichord and electronics (1984/86)

Louis Andriessen (NL)
overture to orpheus (1982)

John Cage (USA)
hpschd (1969)

Luciano Berio (IT)
rounds (1965)


SOLO WITH ENSEMBLE/ ORCHESTRA

* Evan Johnson (USA)
concerto for harpsichord and ensemble (2019)
premiere at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2019

* Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil (PL)
AoTeaRoa for harpsichord and orchestra (2019)
premiere at Festiwal Premier, NOSPR Katowice 2019

Juste Janulyte (LT)
windharfe for harpsichord and orchestra (2018)

* Andrzej Kwieciński (PL)
concerto. re maggiore for harpsichord and orchestra (2013)

* Roderik de Man (NL)
le clavecin illuminé for harpsichord solo and ensemble (2012)
premiere at Gaudeamus Music Week 2012

* Hanna Kulenty (PL/NL)
gg concerto for harpsichord and orchestra (2010)

* Agata Zubel (PL)
concerto grosso for recorder, baroque violin, harpsichord and 2 choirs (2004)

Michael Nyman (USA)
concerto for harpsichord and strings (1995)

Elliot Carter (USA)
double concerto for harpsichord, piano with 2 chamber orchestras (1961)

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (PL)
harpsichord concerto op.40 (1980)

Krzysztof Penderecki (PL)
partita for harpsichord and orchestra (1971)

Roman Haubenstock-Ramati (PL/A)
harpsichord concerto. recitativo ed aria for harpsichord and orchestra (1954/78)


DISCOGRAPHY

CHEST OF TOYS
THE RIOT ENSEMBLE
Coviello Classics COV 91804 (2018)

PRESENT & PAST TRACKS
RODERIK DE MAN
VisiSonor VR2511(2015)

APPROACHING DUTILLEUX
THE RIOT ENSEMBLE
Coviello Classics COV 91503 (2015)

STREAM MACHINES
HENRY VEGA
ARTEKsounds ART002 (2013)

RODERIK DE MAN – PAST & PRESENT TRACKS
VR2812(2011)

HANNA KULENTY MUSIC 4
DUX 0823 (2011)

ELŻBIETA SIKORA – SOLO & ELECTRONICS
DUX 0679 (2008)

PER CLAVICEMBALO MODERNO
DUX 0605, PWM 10926 (2008)

appears on:
TOBIAS KLEIN: CHAMBERY
Attaca 2018.156 (2018)

BAMBOLEAMOS NO MUNDO
Jan van de Putte
Etcetera Records KTC 1657 (2017)

SHADOW JOURNEY
21ST CENTURY MUSIC FOR HARPSICHORD
Prima Facie PFCD036 (2014)

HOE ALLES OPLOST
Nico Huijbregts
Vindu Music vindu 20141 (2014)

NOVEMBER MUSIC 2010
NM 014 (2011)

CONTINUUM
LUC HOUTKAMP & THE POW ENSEMBLE
X-OR CD 020 / MCN (2010)

ARTURAS BUMSTEINAS
płyta NMKC 007 (2010)

NOVEMBER MUSIC 2006
płyta NM 010 (2007)

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upcoming

April 2020
Poznańska Wiosna Muzyczna
solo recital
Poznań, PL

March 2020
Gośka Isphording and Dâfo String Quartet
new work – Michael Gatonska
New York, USA

8 December 2019
solo recital
new work – Nina Fukuoka
Amsterdam, NL

16 November 2019
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
solo: new work for harpsichord and ensemble
– Evan Johnson
Riot Ensemble
Aaron Holloway-Nahun – conductor
Huddersfield, UK

27 October 2019
Eindhoven, NL


September 2019
MCSG
solo recital
Kraków, PL

28 August 2019
studio recording
RIOT Ensemble
London, UK

2-12 August 2019
Festival Boulevard
's-Hertogenbosch, NL

21 June 2019
POM
solo recital
Eindhoven, NL

11 June 2019
new work – Karol Nepelski
solo recital
Warsaw, PL

17 & 18 May 2019
International Festival of Krakow Composers
solo: Krauze – Suite de danses et de chansons
Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra
Szymon Bywalec – conductor
Kraków, PL


13 May 2019
Festiwal Katowice Kultura Natura
solo: Kulenty – GG Concerto
Silesian Chamber Orchestra
Robert Kabara – conductor Katowice, PL

28 April 2019
NDR – das neue werk
solo recital
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg
Hamburg, DE

7 April 2019
POM
solo recital
Eindhoven, NL

31 March 2019
NOSPR Festiwal Prawykonań
solo: Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil – AoTeaRoa
Orkiestra Aukso
Marek Moś – conductor
Katowice, PL

28 March 2019
solo: Juste Janulyte - Windharfe
Klaipėda Chamber Orchestra
Klaipeda, LT


1 March 2019
Elementi Festival
duo Isphording/ Bosgraaf
Kraków, PL

25-26 February 2019
Riot Ensemble
RNCM
Manchester, UK

20-21 February 2019
Masterclasses
Academy of Music
Bydgoszcz, PL

19 February 2019
solo recital
Bydgoszcz, PL

9-10 January 2019
Masterclasses
Academy of Music
Łódź, PL

9 Januari 2019
solo
Łódź, PL

all past concerts

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