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.