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Joanna Sochacka has given recitals in several countries (England, France, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Switzerland, Estonia, the Netherlands, Italy, Moldova, USA, Israel) and has performed recitals in many prestigious concert halls, including: Carnegie Hall in New York, National Forum of Music in Wrocław, Royal Albert Hall in London, Beethoven-Haus Concert Hall in Bonn, National Philharmonic in Chisinau, National Philharmonic in Warsaw, Krakow Philharmonic, Świętokrzyska Philharmonic, Łódź Philharmonic, Villa “Atma” in Zakopane, the Concert Hall at the Esterhazy Castle in Eisenstadt, the Viennese Hall at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Concert Hall Ferenc Liszt in Raiding. Soon her two debut albums will be available – recorded for the Sheva Collection label in the Naxos distribution with the music of Fryderyk Chopin and the phonographic premiere of Grażyna Bacewicz’s piano works for the DUX label.
Joanna was already a judge in many international competitions including the International Liszt Piano Youth Competition in China and Utrecht, Elevato International Piano Competition in Salzburg and Bern, IOPC- International Online Instrumental Performance Competition, Kreisler International Competition in Bonn. Besides she is a laureate of many piano competitions in England, USA, Estonia, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary incl. 17th Citta di Padova International Competition in Padua (1st prize and all special prizes). She has performed with an orchestra several times, performing piano concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Tchaikovsky with such conductors as Maciej Tworek, Jacek Kraszewski. She received numerous scholarships, including: the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Young Poland (2020), Julian Cochran Foundation (2020), Dartington Scholarship Trust in England (2007, 2013), Sapere Auso (2009-2014), the National Fund for Children (2008-2012), the National Adam Mickiewicz Institute (2010), Rita Zimmermann Musik Stiftung Bern in Switzerland (2019), SEMP Mobility Program in Geneva, Switzerland (2019).
She currently studies at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Graz, Austria in the class of prof. Milana Chernyavska and moreover, she is a PhD student at the Academy of Music Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz in Łódź in the class of dr hab. Hanna Holeksa. She graduated from the Music School in Tymbark, class of Robert Rosiek and prof. Halina Waszkiewicz-Rosiek, Academy of Music in Krakow, class of prof. Andrzej Pikul, as well as from Haute École de Musique de Genève in Switzerland, class of prof. Fabrizio Chiovetta.
She honed her skills during international master classes, incl. Tel-Hai Masterclasses in Israel, Malaga Summer Festival & Masterclasses in Spain, Pianale Masterclasses in Germany under the supervision of many outstanding pianists, incl. Dmitry Bashkirov, Jura Margulis, Dmitry Alexeev, Jean Marc Luisada, Tatiana Zelikman, Ronan O’Hora, Elza Kolodin, Paula Badura-Skoda, Dina Yoffe, Akiko Ebi, Kevin Kenner, Anna Malikova, Andrzej Jasiński, Piotr Paleczny, Bradley Bolen, Emanuel Krasovski, Aquilles delle Vigne, Janusz Olejniczak, Konstanze Eickhorst, Lilja Zilberstein. In addition, Joanna is regularly providing masterclasses as a professor for example for Elevato International Masterclasses or Association Chinese Culture Music & Arts in China and Germany.