Harpsichordist Goska Isphording specializes in the performance of contemporary music. She gives solo recitals and performs with chamber music ensembles and orchestras. She is also active in music theatre and multimedia productions and has premiered numerous solo and chamber music works.

Goska Isphording was born in Poland, where she started her Early Music harpsichord study at the Krakow Academy of Music, and graduated cum laude in 1998. In 2001 she obtained her diploma at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (The Netherlands) where she studied with Patrick Ayrton.

Her interest in contemporary art led her to follow the Masters program in contemporary harpsichord techniques with Annelie de Man at the Conservatory in Amsterdam. During this period she also worked with Elisabeth Chojnacka at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

Goska Isphording was awarded prizes at renowned contemporary music competitions.

She won the first prize as a soloist at the Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition of Contemporary Music 2002 ( Krakow / Poland ). Together with recorder player Karolina Bäter she received the first prize in the duo category at the same competition and in 2003 the 4th place at The International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition ( Rotterdam / The Netherlands).

Her performances in the Netherlands and other European countries brought her in contact with young composers resulting in numerous pieces being written for her.

Goska Isphording has participated in various festivals for contemporary music, among which: Audio-Art Festival, International Festival of Contemporary music - Days of Krakow Composers ( Poland ), De Suite Muziekweek, Cross-Linx Festival (The Netherlands). She performed in the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, Estonia and Israel. Her concerts are frequently broadcast.

Goska Isphording is a founding member of Roentgen Connection - ensemble for the performance of the contemporary chamber music.

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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)

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upcoming

April 2020
Poznańska Wiosna Muzyczna
solo recital
Poznań, PL

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

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

October 2019
solo recital =
new work – Nina Fukuoka
Amsterdam, NL

September 2019
MCSG
solo recital
Kraków, PL


21 June 2019
POM
solo recital
Eindhoven, NL

18 May 2019
International Festival of Krakow Composers
solo: Krauze – Suite de danses et de chansons
Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra
Rafał Janiak – conductor
Kraków, PL

17 May 2019
International Festival of Krakow Composers
solo: Krauze – Suite de danses et de chansons
Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra
Rafał Janiak – conductor
Kraków, PL

7 April 2019
POM
solo recital
Eindhoven, NL


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

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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