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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

* Hadi Yousefi (IR)
eaio (2021)

* Vykintas Baltakas (LT)
canon perpetuus super thema regium (2021)

* Paweł Hendrich (PL)
dualabilis II for harpsichord and electronics (2021)

* Ewa Trębacz (PL/USA)
abrasion for harpsichord and electronics (2021)

* Leonardo Marino (IT)
quando il passato era ancora presente (2020)

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

* Kuba Krzewiński (PL)
incoporate no.2 for harpsichord and electronics (2019)

* Monika Szpyrka (PL)
the problem that has no name: 1 for harpsichord and electronics (2019)

* Karol Nepelski (PL)
variations on global crowd 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)

* Jarosław 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)

Marcel Chyrzyński (PL)
Reflection No.2 (2005)

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

* Katarzyna Taborowska (PL)
iteratio - concerto sfumato for harpsichord, ensemble and electronics (2021)
premiere at Poznanska Wiosna Muzyczna Festival (2021)

* Evan Johnson (USA)
linke hand eines apostels for harpsichord and ensemble (2019)
premiere at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2019

* Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil (PL)
ao tea roa 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)

* commission / premiere

concerts


upcoming

2022

14 January 2022
Sonic Space Basel
duo Isphording / Alicja Pilarczyk vln
premiere Anna Sowa – new work
premiere Chanhee Lim – new work
premiere Parnaz Soltani – new work
Basel, CH

21 January 2022
Voices Unwrapped
solo: Iannis Xenakis- À l'île de Gorée
Riot Ensemble
Aaron Holloway-Nahun – conductor
Kings Place, London UK

13 February 2022
Bozar, Brussel, BE

23 February 2022
Barber Evening Concerts
solo: I. Xenakis- À l'île de Gorée Riot Ensemble
Aaron Holloway-Nahun – conductor
Birmingham, UK

March 2022
solo recital
Rome, IT

May 2022 tour
Hans Van Manen 90 tour
Nationale Opera & Ballet

7 May Utrecht
8 May Heerlen
9 May Eindhoven
12 May Rotterdam
13 May Maastricht
16 May Groningen
17 May Zwolle
18 May Den Haag
21 May Breda
22 May Enschede
Concertante
Frank Martin - Petite Symphonie Concertante
Het Balletorkest
Jonathan Lo - conductor

28, 29 June 2022
Hans Van Manen Festival
Nationale Opera & Ballet
Frank Martin - Petite Symphonie Concertante
Het Balletorkest
Matthew Rowe - conductor
Amsterdam, NL


past

2021

5 December 2021
Prix Annelie de Man
Amsterdan, NL

1 December 2021
Prix Annelie de Man
Amsterdan, NL

21 November 2021
Polish Radio PR 2
Andrzej Kwieciński- concerto re.maggiore
broadcast 1:00 AM

20 November 2021
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
Riot Ensemble
Aaron Holloway-Nahun – conductor
Huddersfield, UK

14 November 2021
Samsoniade
premiere René Samson - oaks
duo Alofs/ Isphording
Amsterdam, NL

22 October 2021
Transit Festival
premiere Bára Gísladóttir - animals of your pasture
Riot Ensemble
Toby Thatcher – conductor
Leuven, BE

3 October 2021
Poznańska Wiosna Muzyczna Festival
premiere solo: Katarzyna Taborowska – iteratio - concerto sfumato for harpsichord, ensemble and electronics
Sepia Ensemble
Yaroslav Shemet – conductor
Poznań, PL

3 October 2021
Polish Radio PR 2
Agata Zubel - Concerto Grosso
broadcast 1:00 AM

20 September 2021
solo recital
Haarlem, NL

20 September 2021
Concertzender Live
zomerconcert De Link
broadcast 8.P.M.

7-14 September 2021
Residency w/Riot Ensemble
Iceland, IS

28 August 2021
studio recording
Isphording / Quartet Dâfo
Kraków, PL

24-27 August 2021
Masterclasses
Summer Academy of Music Krakow 2020
Kraków, PL

15 August 2021
Opus52 Festival
solo recital
Nizhny Novgorod, RU

5 August 2021
Riot Ensemble
Darmstädter Ferienkurse
Darmstadt, DE

17 July 2021
solo recital
De Link, Tilburg, NL

17 May 2021
duo Isphording / Alicja Pilarczyk vln
premiere Anna Sowa – new work
premiere Polina Korobkhova – new work
premiere Gitbi Kwon – new work
Basel, CH

14 May 2021
Festiwal Kody
solo recital
Lublin, PL

11 April 2021
Krakow International Festival of Composers
Isphording / Quartet
Kraków, PL

March 2021
solo recital
Rome, IT

19 March 2021
Festiwal Poznańska Wiosna
premiere solo: Katarzyna Taborowska –Iteratio for harpsichord, ensemble and electronics
Poznań, PL

17-18 March 2021
Masterclasses
Academy of Music
Poznań, PL

17 March 2021
Musik - Akademie Basel
workshops
Basel, CH

16 March 2021
Riot Ensemble
Nottingham, UK

6 March 2021
studio recording
Isphording / Amstel Quartet
Orgelpark, Amsterdam, NL

27-28 February 2021
Bozar, Brussel, BE

19 Januari 2021
solo recital
De Link, Tilburg, NL

15 January 2021
Riot Ensemble
King's Place, London, UK


2020

1-2 December 2020
studio recording
Riot Ensemble
Deutschlandfunk, Cologne, DE

16 November 2020
University of Tehran
workshops w/Riot Ensemble
Tehran, IR

13 November 2020
Wien Modern
Riot Ensemble
Vienna, A

7 November 2020
solo: Grażyna Pstrokońska-Nawratil – Ao Tea roa
Orkiestra Leopoldinum
Joseph Swensen – conductor
The National Forum of Music
Wrocław, PL

25 October 2020
Isphording / Quartet Dâfo
premiere Zbigniew Bargielski – clavertett
Kraków, PL

27 September 2020
duo Isphording / Fie Schouten bcl
premiere Artur Kroschel – Dualisme
Toruń, PL

26 September 2020
Festiwal Polifonie
Isphording / Quartet Dâfo
premiere Jarosław Płonka – the dreamachine,1961
Kraków, PL

24 September 2020
POM
duo Isphording / Fie Schouten bcl
Eindhoven, NL

24-30 August 2020
Masterclasses
Summer Academy of Music Krakow 2020
Kraków, PL

16-21 July 2020
studio recording
Salatore Sciarrino – Aspern Suite
Hashtag Ensemble
Studio im.W. Lutosławskiego, Warsaw, PL

5 July 2020
duo Alofs/ Isphording
Amsterdam, NL

19,20 June 2020
Dordrecht, NL

May 2020
solo recital
Frankfurt, DE

20 May 2020
Festiwal Kody
solo recital
Lublin, PL

29 April 2020
Riot Ensemble
Nottingham, UK

4-19 April 2020
Amsterdam, NL

21 March 2020
Tilburg, NL

7 March 2020
solo recital
MouseEar concerts
Amsterdam, NL

23 February 2020
DE PONT i.s.m. November Music
solo
Tilburg, NL

31 January 2020
1 February 2020
Riot Ensemble
London, UK


2019

8 December 2019
solo recital
premiere Nina Fukuoka – howto jouïssance
Amsterdam, NL

16 November 2019
Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival
premiere solo: Evan Johnson – linke hand eines apolstels for harpsichord and ensemble
Riot Ensemble
Aaron Holloway-Nahun – conductor
Huddersfield, UK

27 October 2019
Eindhoven, NL

14 September 2019
POM
solo recital
premiere Janco Verduin – la tendre indifférence du monde
Eindhoven, NL

28 August 2019
studio recording
Riot Ensemble
London, UK

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

11 June 2019
solo recital
premiere Karol Nepelski – variations on global crowd
Warsaw, PL

17 & 18 May 2019
International Festival of Krakow Composers
solo: Kulenty – GG Concerto
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

14 April 2019
POM
solo recital
Eindhoven, NL

11 April 2019
solo: Górecki- Harpsichord Concerto
Opole, PL

31 March 2019
NOSPR Festiwal Prawykonań
premiere 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
premiere solo: Monika Szpyrka – the problem that has no name:1
premiere Paweł Malinowski – untitled
premiere Wiaczeslaw Kyrylow – raum mit sarabande
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

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