02.09. Goldberg Baroque Ensemble

Sunday 2.09.2018 5.00 PM Gdańsk St. Trinity Church

Goldberg Baroque Ensemble (Poland) dyr. Andrzeja Szadejko
“Music of the Gdańsk Kappelmeisters of the 17th & 18th Century”

Goldberg Baroque Ensemble

  • Ingrida Gapova - sopran
  • Justyna Ołów - alt
  • Marek Rzepka - bas
  • Andrzej Szadejko - dyrygent

Johann Valentin Meder (1649-1719)
Unser keiner lebt sich selber

Johann Balthasar Christian Freislich (1687-1764)

Johann Valentin Meder
Sufficit nunc Domine
Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder

Friedrich Christian Samuel Mohrheim (1718-1780)

Johann Valentin Meder
Vox mitte clamorem
Gott du bist derselbe



Goldberg Baroque Ensemble
This vocal-instrumental ensemble was established by Andrzej Szadejko, its conductor ever since, in 2008. The ensemble specialises in performing early music from Balticum in accordance with the HIP conventions of the Baroque and Classical periods. The musicians forming the ensemble are Polish and foreign graduates of the renown European centres focused on early musical practice (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Royal Music Academies in London and the Hague). The instrumentalists play the authentic instruments or their copies. Under the name “Goldberg Vocal Ensemble”, the vocalists of the group engage in a cappella projects. Their output comprises concerts and prize-winning recordings. Goldberg Baroque Ensemble is currently carrying out a recording project called The Musical Heritage of the City of Gdańsk with polish label SARTON and Musica Baltica with german label MDG, presenting the music surviving in script in the collection of the Gdańsk Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The collection includes thousands of mostly unknown master compositions by Gdańsk masters of cappella and other musicians.

Ingrida Gápová

Born in Slovakia. She graduated from the Vocal and Acting class at the Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz (Poland). She was twice the recipient of the scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

Her opera performances include Susanna (Baltic Opera, Warsaw Chamber Opera WOK) and Barbarina (Baltic Opera, Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera) in Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart, Pamina in Die Zauberföte by Mozart (Baltic Opera), Zerlina in Don Giovanni by Mozart (Slovak National Theatre, WOK), Semiramide in Semiramide riconosciuta by Vinci (Baroque Opera Festival 2016 in Warsaw), Mařenka in The Bartered Bride by Smetana (National Moravian-Silesian Theatre), Gretel in Hansel und Gretel by Humperdinck (Opera Nova Bydgoszcz), Xenia in Borys Godunov by Mussorgsky (Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera), Belinda in Dido and Aeneas by Purcell (Opera Nova), She in The Sudden Rain by Aleksander Nowak (Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera – world premiere).

In October 2015 she sang Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in an European tour with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jacek Kaspszyk. In March 2016 she debuted in Finland with Helsinki Baroque Ensemble Orchestra under the button of Aapo Häkkinen.

In 2013 she won 3rd Prize in opera category and five special prices (among them the best W.A. Mozart interpretation) at the Antonín Dvořák International Competition in Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic). She is also winner of the Selma D and Leon Fishbach Memorial Prize at the 2015 London Handel Singing Competition.

Ingrida Gápová is also interested in the contemporary repertoire. She performed the world premiere of the multimedia installation Spoon River Anthology by Aleksander Nowak and Adam Dudek, a work commissioned by the Warsaw Autumn Festival to open the 56th edition in 2013. She collaborates with the Spanish Ensemble Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo.

Justyna Ołów - alt

Urodzona w 1995 r. w Suwałkach. W 2014 r. ukończyła Państwową Szkołę Muzyczną I i II stopnia w Suwałkach w klasie fortepianu mgr. Zbigniewa Warakomskiego oraz w klasie śpiewu solowego mgr Marleny Borowskiej. Obecnie studiuje na Wydziale Wokalno – Aktorskim Uniwersytetu Muzycznego Fryderyka Chopina w Warszawie w klasie ad. dr hab. Jolanty Janucik.

Jest laureatką konkursów ogólnopolskich i międzynarodowych, m. in.: III i IV Ogólnopolski Konkurs Wokalny im. Prof. Haliny Słonickiej (I nagroda), Ogólnopolskie Przesłuchania CEA w Olsztynie (II nagroda), Międzynarodowy Konkurs Muzyka bez Granic na Litwie (II nagroda). W 2014 r. debiutowała w Warszawskiej Operze
Kameralnej biorąc udział w projekcie FuturOpera pod dyrekcją Jarosława Praszczałka. W 2017 r. wystąpiła na deskach Sceny Kameralnej Teatru Wielkiego Opery Narodowej w Warszawie kreując aktorską rolę Losu w operze „Eugeniusz Oniegin” P. Czajkowskiego.

Jako solistka współpracowała z dyrygentami takimi jak Kazimierz Dąbrowski, Ignacy Ołów, Tomasz Radziwonowicz, Andrzej Kosendiak, Kai Wessel, Jan Tomasz
Adamus, Benjamin Bayl, Fabio Bonizzoni. Stypendystka Marszałka Województwa Podlaskiego oraz Rektora UMFC w Warszawie.

Marek Rzepka was born in Mikolłów (Poland). Trained as a miner, he won first prize at the Kolobrzeg Festival in 1989 and thereupon began his vocal training in Cracow with Prof. Adam Szybowski. He continued his studies with Prof. Christian Elßner at the "Carl Maria von Weber" Marek Rzepka University of Music in Dresden where he graduated with distinction and completed a postgraduate course. Continued by studies with Prof. Hans-Joachim Beyer in Leipzig and Prof. Rudolf Piernay in Mannheim. Marek Rzepka has attended master classes with Brigitte Fassbaender, Teresa Zylis-Gara, Peter Schreier, Thomas Quasthoff and Charles Spencer.

Marek Rzepka's wide repertoire includes for example Haydn's The Creation, Handel's Messiah and Bach's B-Minor Mass. He has sung Mozart's Requiem in the Cracow Philharmonie, J. S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion with the Dresden Kreuzchor and the Philharmonie Dresden, Mauricio Kagel's opera Aus Deutschland in Hamburg, J.S. Bach's "Kaffeekantate" with the Akademie für Alte Musik, cantatas of J.S. Bach under the baton of Helmuth Rilling, works by A. Lotti and Zelenka conducted by Andrew Parrott, and has appeared in concerts with Steven Stubbs and Eduardo López Banzo.

Marek Rzepka performs regularly with the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble and Thomas Hengelbrock, the Musikpodium Stuttgart and Frieder Bernius and the RIAS Kammechor and Hans-Christoph Rademann. He has appeared in Milan's Auditorium, at the Bologna Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Handel Festival in Halle, the Dresden Music Festival, the Schwetzingen Festival, the Rheingau Music Festival and the Boston Early Music Festival. In addition, the singer presented recitals at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, in Vienna, Hamburg, Dresden, Cracow and Freiburg and has participated in CD productions and broadcast recordings.

In October 2001 he received a teaching appointment for voice in the early music department at the "Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy" University of Music in Leipzig.

In 2004 he made his debut at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels in Monteverdi's opera Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria with a subsequent tour to France, Luxembourg, and New York. This production was also presented at the 2004 Melbourne International Arts Festival. In September 2006 he recorded Lully's opera Thésée under the baton of Steven Stubbs. A recording of Conradi's Ariadne, presented at the Boston Early Music Festival and Tanglewood Festival (direction: Paul O'Dette and Steven Stubbs) was nominated for the Grammy Award. Important engagements in 2006/07 included concerts with Thomas Hengelbrock at the festivals in Athens and Wroclaw, a revival of Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels and his debut as Masetto in concert performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Herrenchiemsee Festival 2007.

Besides concerts with the RIAS Kammerchor in the season 2007/08 Marek Rzepka performs Uberto in Pergolesi's La serva padrona with the ensemble Barrocade in Israel and gives a recital at the Jerusalem Academy of Music (March 2008). He sings the basse arias in Bach's St. Matthew Passion with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in March 2008.

In Summer 2009 he made his debut in "Walpurgisnacht" by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy with the "Tonhalle Orchester" in Zurich and in F.Liszt´s "Via Crucis" at the "Salzburger Festspiele".

Since October 2009 he received a teaching appointment for voice at the University of Music in Cracow/Poland.

In 2012 he sang Caronte in Monteverdi's Orfeo in Essen, Würzburg and Paris under the baton of Thomas Hengelbrock. This season's forthcoming projects included a tour of Europe with the Christmas Oratorio under Thomas Hengelbrock. In 2013 he made his debut at the Teatro Real in Madrid in Parsifal.

In 2016 will be Concerts in Brussels,Zürich and Frankfurt with "Magnificat" MWV 2 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy with Thomas Hengelbrock as well as a Tournee to Spain with Pablo Heras-Casado with works by Claudio Monteverdi.

Since November 2016 he was appointed as professor for singing at the Hochschule für Musik Theater und Medien in Hanover.

2017 the Monteverdiprogram will be recorded by Harmonia Mundi.

Andrzej Szadejko

Born in Gdansk in 1974. Organist, composer, conductor, academical lecturer and organologist. Studied at the Music Academy in Gdańsk (1994-96). Graduated in 1998 from Academy of Music in Warsaw by Joachim Grubich and in 2002 in Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel by Jean-Claude Zehnder where he recived diplomas with honour in organ music. He also graduated with honours in singing by Richard Lewitt and composition by Rudolf Lutz. Other important teachers were Andrea Marcon (harpsichord) and Gottfried Bach (basso continuo).
Took part in over 30 organ, harpsichord and pianoforte master classes and interpretations courses in Poland, Germany, Switzerland and Netherland.
In 2002 defended doctor thesis at the Music Academy in Lodz, and in 2010 has made habilitation at the Music Academy in Posnan/Poland.
He is the finaliandrzejst and prizewinner of many International Organ Competitions (Rumia/PL, Gdansk/PL, Warsaw/PL, Odense/DK, Brugge/B).
Stipendist/scholar of many institutions: Mayor of City Gdansk/PL, Marshal of Pomerania voivodship/PL, Polish Culture Foundation/PL, City of Basel/CH, Doms-Stiftung/CH, Organ Summer Academy in Harlem/NL, Polish Institut of Music and Dance IMiT/PL, Adam Mickiewicz Institut/PL
Since 1994 Szadejko plays regular concerts in Poland, Germany, Netherland, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Czech, Norway, USA and Switzerland.
Since 2006 he has been teaching organ and basso continuo in Gdansk Music Academy, Poland. In 2006 guest professor for organ in Oulu/Finland.
Leader of a reconstruction project of historical Merten Friese organ in Trinity church in Gdańsk (www.organy.gda.pl)
Since 2008 artistic director of the Project at the Polish Science Academy Bibliotheque of Gdansk – Musical Heritage of City Gdansk - reediting and recording of musical historical manuscripts from bibliotheques of Gdansk.
Leader of Goldberg Baroque Ensemble- vocal and instrumental baroque players (www.goldbergensemble.eu).
Recordings (12 CDs) by polish labels DUX and SARTON and german label MOTTETE.
Publications in polish scientific and music editions. His thesis about organ music by two pupils of Bach – Mohrheim und Muethel has got a prize at the Fair of Scientific Books in Wroclaw/Poland in 2011. At the same year his composition for 8-voice choir a’cappella – Missa Brevis was published in Poland at Polihymnia Edition.