Polina Gorshkova


Polina Gorshkova, a freelance fl utist living in Cologne, is the founder of the ensemble. She was born in St. Petersburg and studied fl ute at the Detmold Music Academy and the Robert Schumann University in Düsseldorf. Th is was followed by a master’s degree in early music at the University of the Arts in Bremen with Prof. Marten Root.

She performs regularly with various baroque orchestras and ensembles, among others with the Basel chamber soloists, Barock, Concerto Brandenburg, Barockwerk Hamburg, Elbipolis Barockorchester Hamburg, Concerto Bremen and “La festa musicale” Hannover, Bell’arte Salzburg, Orchestra Pratum integrum Moscow.

Martyna Pastuszka


Martyna Pastuszka – violinist, academic lecturer, artistic director of the {oh!} Historical Orchestra. Thanks to the combination of reliable musical archeology with the personality of a charismatic leader and remarkable musical imagination, her performances are characterized by great clarity in the musical narrative.

 In 2019 and 2020, she received nominations for the prestigious awards: “Koryfeusz”of Polish Music in the  Personality of the Year and Event of the Year categories, and “Passports” in the Early Music category of the main political-cultural  Polish magazine Polityka. For almost twenty years she has been cooperating with ensembles as a complementary concertmaster, soloist or chamber musician. Regular invitations to orchestras and ensembles in Paris ( Le Concert de la Loge), Gent ( Collegium Vocale- Ph. Herrewege), Munich (Hofkapelle Muenchen) or Cologne fill the artist’s calendar, allowing her to conduct vocal-instrumental, opera and symphonic programs from the violin – including those exposing the Romantic repertoire. She passionately devotes time to her musical fascinations: the French repertoire of the 17th and 18th centuries and the extravagant violin literature of the Italian Baroque. Established in 2012 {oh!}Historical Orchestra, whose Martyna is spiritus movens, quickly climbed to the highest performance level of early music, the final end point of concerts and recordings: L. Vinci’s opera Gismondo, re di Polonia or Jakub Gołąbek’s Symphony was hailed as ” discovery “,” discovery of the year “and is placed on a par with leading European teams. Since 2007, he has been teaching the historical violin class at the Academy of Music in Katowice.


Adam Pastuszka


Adam Pastuszka – for years associated as a chamber musician, section leader and orchestral musician with the ensembles: Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, {oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna, and for over a decade with Arte dei Suonatori. In the Goldberg Ensemble in Gdańsk, led by Andrzej Szadejko, he is the concertmaster and soloist, taking part in the recordings of the series Musical heritage of Gdańsk/ Musica Baltica – recordings nominated and awarded with the Polish Fryderyk award.

On a daily basis, he is a lecturer at the Academy of Music in Katowice, co-teaching the class of historical violin and chamber music.

Dorothee Kunst


Dorothee Kunst studied transverse flute, recorder and classical-romantic flute with Karl Kaiser, Marten Root, Han Tol, Dan Laurin and Kate Clark at the Academy for Early Music, University of the Arts Bremen and at the Koninklijk Conservatory in The Hague.

With various ensembles and orchestras, among others Bremer Ratsmusik, la festa mu-sicale, Concerto Farinelli, Capella Orlandi, Concerto Brandenburg, Musical Delight, Les Amis de Philippe, Hamburger Barockorchester, Concerto Bremen can be heard (also as a soloist) in numerous concerts, radio and CD productions.

Pavel Serbin

Cello, Viola da gamba

Pavel Serbin graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Koninklijk Conservatory in The Hague with Wieland Kuijken and Jaapter Linden. He completed his Ph.D. in Viola da Gamba in Conservatory of Ettelbruck (Luxembourg) with Michel Rada-Igisch.

In 2000, he won the first prize in the Premio Bonporti competition (IT) and the Van WassernaerConcours (NL). In 1999, Pavel was a prizewinner in the early music compe-tition in Bruges. Pavel regularly performs at festivals like the Sansouci Festival, Earlymusic Festival St.-Petersburg, Utrecht Oude Muziek, Styriarte, Herne WDR Days of Early Music. He works with Hofk apelle Munich, Vienna Academy, Anima Aeterna, Hassler Concort.

He has been artistic director of the orchestra on historical instruments Pratum Integ-rum (Moscow) since 2003. His discography includes more than 30 CDs. Pavel is a researcher of the music of the 18th century in Russia. His articles were published in leading music scientific magazines in Russia and England.

Further musicians

The cast of the Altera pars ensemble is variable. We also work with Anna Dmitrieva, Evgeny Sviridov, Liv Heym, Regina Freitag, Sevastyana Leonova, Florian Schulte, Jesús Merino, Stephan Sieben, Domenika Małecka, David Agaiarov, Fabian Boreck, Davit Melkonyan, Giso Grimm, Prof. Sigfried Pank, Jon Mikel Martinez Valgañón, Stanislav Gres, Beate Röllecke, Jean-Christophe Dijoux and other musicians.