Variations of Goldberg performed bu Alina Ratkowska


Thursday 11 January 2011, 6.30pm
Handel House Museum
25 Brook Street
London W1K 4HB
Tickets: £9 (£7.50)
T: 0207 399 1953


Music of Bach’s pupil Johann Gottlieb Goldberg (1727–1756) performed by Alina Ratkowska. The performance is supported by the Polish Cultural Institute in London.

Alina Ratkowska (1976), won the first prize at the 2005 Paola Bernardi
International Harpsichord Competition in Bologna.
She is the originator and director of the Goldberg Festival in Gdańsk,
and a lecturer at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw.
In 2002 the artist was conferred the diploma of Schola Cantorum
 Basiliensis, the Academy of Early Music in Basel, where she studied
under the guidance of Andrea Marcon. She is also a graduate of the
Fryderyk Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw, completed with honours, and
the Gdańsk University of Technology (post-graduate studies).
 In 2009, the readers of Gazeta Wyborcza daily voted to award Alina
 Ratkowska with the 'Sztorm Roku' [Storm of the Year] prize. The Mayor
of the City of Gdańsk conferred on her the award for Young Artists in
the Field of Culture in 2008. She has received scholarships of the 
Minister of Culture and Art, Voivod of Pomerania, Culture Foundation,
and many others. 
Alina Ratkowska won the III prize at the van Vlaanderen International
Early Music Competition held in Bruges (Belgium). That was one of her
most precious awards and distinctions, which she won together with the
Esperanto ensemble she conducted.
She is a member of Goldberg Baroque Ensemble. The group specialises in performing the music preserved inthe collection of the Gdańsk Library, Polish Academy of Science. The
 ensemble records this music in the series entitled the 'Musical
Heritage of the City of Gdańsk'.


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