Goska Isphording is harpsichordist, musician and foremost an interpreter of contemporary music, as she frequently collaborates with composers in search of the possibilities and limits of her instrument. This makes her performances surprising, virtuosic and intense. Goska Isphording studied harpsichord at the conservatories of Krakau and The Hague. In Amsterdam, she studied contemporary harpsichord techniques with Annele de Man. During this period, she won the Penderecki competition in the catagory solo and duo, after which many performances followed in- and outside of The Netherlands, frequently performing in international festivals for contemporary music. Innumerable works have been written for her and dedicated to her.
“I play Bach’s music on the instrument that his music was meant for- namely the harpsichord. That way you come very close to the core of his music, and you discover the fragile nuances and the power these notes evoke”
Jacqueline Hamelink has developed a method to play the music of Bach with her cello in the most intimate way for her audience. Her personal interpretation of the music is closely related to the original intention with which the music is composed, entirely in accordance with the musical rhetoric and the theory of affect. During the Food experience she brings A taste of Bach with four outstanding musicians which she trained in her method. When they play, the music becomes a recipe for pure happiness.