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Polish pianist, described by critics:” she is not only playing…she lives in music” (Sonja Koller, General Anzeiger), “pianist who explores with intelligence and great pianistic culture the very different sound worlds” (Remi Franck, Pizzicato Magazine),”one of the most promising artists of the young generation” (Cihan Barrut, Classical Mag), “amazingly powerful and hypnotic, pianist who knows what she is about” (Lynn René Bayley, ArtMusic Lounge), “young pianist with great freedom and full control of the instrument” (Agata Kwiecińska, Ruch Muzyczny), “volatile virtuosity together with keeping up the intensity of playing and exciting passion.”(Jean Dandresy, Clic Mag), “a woman on a mission.” (Ralph Graves, WTJU Virginia). 

 She performed in several countries (England, France, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Switzerland, Estonia, the Netherlands, Italy, Moldova, USA, Israel) 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, Cracow Philharmonic, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Ferenc Liszt Concert Hall in Raiding. Her debut CD with the piano music of  Grażyna Bacewicz (DUX 1689), which was a world phonographic premiere, was acclaimed by the global press, radio and television (one of the best new CD releases of the prestigious Gramophone Magazine). Soon there will be available her CD with Frederic Chopin’s music, recorded for the Sheva Collection in the Naxos distribution.

Since the very young age, she became a prizewinner of international  piano competitions in England, USA, Estonia, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary incl. Medici International Music Competition (II prize – 2021), 17th Citta di Padova International Competition in Padua (I prize and all special prizes – 2019), III Moritz Moszkowski International Piano Competition in Kielce, Poland (II prize and special prize – 2009). 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 is a PhD and Assistant in the Piano Department of Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź. Regularly she is a jury member at many international competitions including International Liszt Piano Youth Competition in China and Utrecht, Elevato International Piano Competition in Salzburg and Bern, IOPC-  Instrumental Performance CompetitionKreisler International Competition in Bonn, Music is Life International Competition in Trzciana, as well as Artistic Director of the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Prize. Joanna provided masterclasses for Association Chinese Culture Music & Arts in China and Germany, BAMA International Piano Festival & Masterclasses in Canada, Masterclasses in Pancho Vladygerov Music School in Burgas, Bulgaria.

She honed her under the supervision of many outstanding pedagogues: Dmitry Bashkirov,  Paula Badura-Skoda, Dina Yoffe, Akiko Ebi, Kevin Kenner, Anna Malikova, Andrzej Jasiński, Jura Margulis, Dmitry Alexeev, Jean Marc Luisada, Tatiana Zelikman, Ronan O’Hora, Elza Kolodin, Piotr Paleczny, Bradley Bolen, Emanuel Krasovski, Aquilles delle Vigne, Janusz Olejniczak, Konstanze Eickhorst, Lilja Zilberstein.


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