Alina Ratkowska

Alina Ratkowska

Alina Ratkowska, born in Gdynia (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.
Together with Andrzej M. Szadejko she has established the Goldberg Ensemble. The group specialises in performing the music preserved in the 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’ (DUX 0689)
Alina Ratkowska’s concert harpsichord was crafted in 2002 at the Titus Crijnen Bussum workshop (the Netherlands).