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15 - 23 October 2023

Joanna Trzeciak

Joanna Trzeciak

Joanna  Trzeciak was born in Cracow, where she started her musical education when she was 7 years old. In secondary school she was the youngest pupil of prof. Zbigniew Drzewiecki. After studying in her native city she obtained her diploma at the Warsaw Conservatory under prof. Jan Ekier. During her studies she won a scholarship from the Chopin Foundation. In 1978 she was selected by the Polish Ministry of Culture to specialise further at Moscow Conservatoire under prof. Lev Vlasenko.

Great influence on her artistic development had a long collaboration and friendship with Irina Rumiancewa. In 1980 she became a laureate of the  Festival of Polish Pianists in Slupsk. After that, she embarked on an international career. In 1987 she made her entry in the ?South Bank? in London. In 1988 she commenced her first series of concerts in the United States. In addition,she appeared in nearly all European countries, in Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Urugway, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt, Kazakchstan, Israel.

She gave recitals at major international festivals, including the  Echternach Festival, the Flanders Festival, the Festival of Ljubljana, Emilia Romagna Festival, Maggio dei Monumenti in Napoli, Jeux d?Art in Villa d?Este in Tivoli, Nohant, Ohrid Festival, Les Floraisons Musicales, Nancyphonie, Sounding Jerusalem, Chopiniana in Buenos Aires, Toledo, Bodensee, Antonin, Torun?.

During last seasons she was performing a.o., in Auditorium Verdi in Milano, Rudolfinum in Prague, the Palacio Bolsa in Porto, Oratorio del Gonfalone in Rome, De Singel in Antwerp, Manasterly Palace in Cairo,Yamaha Hall and Steinway Hall  in New York, Philharmonic Halls in Baku and Sofia, Gateway Theatre Vancouver, Diana Theatre Naples, Teatro Sao Pedro in Porto Alegre, Teatro Solis in Montevideo, Teatro Juan Bravo in Segovia. In 2010 she participate in celebration of Chopin?s anniversary in many countries in Europe. In chamber music she has worked a.o. with Phillippe Hirshhorn, Lola Bobesco, Anatoli Krastev, Jadwiga Gadulanka, Panocha Quartet, Rimski-Korsakov Quartet, Urszula Kryger.

After recording LP?s in Poland,  Germany and Belgium, her first CD appeared in 1990 under the Pavane label with music by Szymanowski. A new edition followed in 1993 with the first Sonata and 4 Rondo?s by Chopin.

During the last few years Joanna Trzeciak discovered the music of Johann Nepomuk Hummel. As the result she has recorded 2 CDs with the ?World first recording? program. She received a very enthusiastic international reviews, inter alia, five diapasons. In December 2006 she recorded the recital for KNS Classical  with Chopin?s 5 Polonaises and Rachmaninov?s 5 Etudes-tableaux Op. 39. In October 2010, the Chopin Year, she received the Award of Merit of Polish Minister of Culture.