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
  • Wojciech Parchem - tenor
  • 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.

Born in Slovakia, she began her musical education, piano and singing, at the age of six. She graduated from the Vocal and Acting class at the Academy of Music F. Nowowiejskiego in Bydgoszcz (Poland).

Her opera performances include W.A. Mozart - Susanna “Le nozze di Figaro” (Opera Baltic, Warsaw Chamber Opera), W.A. Mozart - Pamina “Die Zauberföte” (Opera Baltic), W.A.Mozart - Zerlina “Don Giovanni” (Slovak National Theatre, Warsaw Chamber Opera), W.A. Mozart - Barbarina “Le nozze di Figaro” (Opera Baltic, National Theatre Warsaw), L. Vinci - Semiramide “Semiramide riconosciuta” (Baroque Opera Festival 2016 in Warsaw), B. Smetana - Mařenka “The Bartered bride” (Moravian-Slezian Ostrava), E. Humperdinck - Gretel “Hansel und Gretel” (Opera Nowa Bydgoszcz), M. Mussorgsky - Xenia "Borys Godunov” (National Theatre Warsaw), G. Bizet - Micaëla “Carmen” (Opera Baltic), H. Purcell - Belinda “Dido and Aeneas” (Opera Nova Bydgoszcz), A. Nowak - SHE “The Sudden Rain” (National Theatre Warsaw - world premiere).

In March 2016 she debuted in Finland with Helsinki Baroque Ensemble Orchestra (HEBO). In October 2015 she sang G. Mahler 4th symphony in an european tour with the Warsaw National Philharmonic conducted by Jacek Kaspszyk.

Winner of the Selma D and Leon Fishbach Memorial Prize at the 2015 London Handel Singing Competition. 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 recorded with Goldberg Baroque Ensemble the world premieres “Christmas Cantatas of 18th century Gdansk” (2010), “Lent Cantatas of 18th century Gdansk” (2011), Johann Balthasar Christian Freisslich's "Passio Christi" (2012) and “The Gdańsk Baroque Cantatas” (2015) released by Sarton records. This last two works were nominated in Poland for the "Fryderyk Music awards 2013 and 2016".

Also interested in the contemporary repertoire Ingrida performed the world premiere of "Spoon River" by the composer A. Nowak and the multimedia artist A. Dudek, a work commissioned by the Warsaw Autumn Festival to open his 56th edition in 2013. She collaborates with the Spanish Ensemble Taller Atlántico Contemporáneo (TAC), performing at the “53 Semana de Música Religiosa de Cuenca” and the “63 Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada” singing the world prémière of "Cinco Guerreros" by Sebastián Mariné.

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.

Wojciech Parchem - Tenor

A graduate of the vocal departments of the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk and the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin. He also graduated from the Warsaw School of Economics, the MBA programme led by the Poznań University of Economics and Georgia State University and from the Institute of English Studies at the University of Warsaw where he is now a doctoral candidate. He participated in many vocal masterclasses and workshops. Currently, he receives vocal tuition from KS Deborah Polaski. A prize winner of the 6th International Sylvia Geszty Coloratura Singing Competition in Luxembourg.

After his debut at the Warsaw Chamber Opera in 1998, Wojciech Parchem has devoted most of his professional life to this operatic company. He also appeared on the stages of Teatr Wielki – the Polish National Opera in Warsaw, the National Theatre in Warsaw, the Wrocław Opera, the German Opera on the Rhine in Düsseldorf, the Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden and the Sophiensaele in Berlin.

From the very beginning of his career, Wojciech Parchem has been a very active concert singer who was invited to sing in many prestigious concert halls such as the Tonhalle in Zürich, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Konzerthaus in Berlin and the Palau de la Música in Valencia, among others. His large concert repertoire includes numerous oratorios and songs, he also took part in the world’s first performances of works by Thüring Bräm, Gerhard Stäbler, Zbigniew Rudziński and Leszek Możdżer.

He discography includes recordings for the Polish Radio as well as for domestic and foreign record labels.

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.