Goska Isphording

As a specialist in the performance of contemporary music, harpsichordist Goska Isphording has premiered numerous solo and chamber music works. She gives solo recitals and performs with chamber music ensembles and orchestras. She is also active in music theatre and multimedia productions. 
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 Conservatoire of The Hague where she studied with Patrick Ayrton. Her interest in contemporary art led her to follow the master's programme in contemporary harpsichord techniques with Annelie de Man at the Conservatorium van 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 first prize as a soloist at the Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition of Contemporary Music 2002 in Krakow, Poland. Together with recorder player Karolina B├Ąter, she received first prize in the duo category at the same competition and fourth place at The International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition in Rotterdam in 2003. Her performances in the Netherlands and other European countries brought her in contact with young composers resulting in numerous pieces being written for her. She is a founding member of Roentgen Connection - ensemble for the performance of the contemporary chamber music. 
Goska Isphording has participated in various festivals for contemporary music. She performed in the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France, Estonia and Israel. Her concerts are frequently broadcast.