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Joanna Różewska is a Polish pianist, currently living in California. Her repertoire features Chopin alongside lesser known composers. Her great passion is discovering the folk music influences in the classical music.

She is is highly successful in many international competitions, such as:

  • 2nd prize at the Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, USA (2017)
  • 1st prize ex aequo at the COOP Music Awards - Prize Antonio Bertolini in Milan (2014)
  • 2nd prize at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Mariánské Lázně (2013)
  • prizes at the International Piano Competition Münchner Klavierpodium der Jugend: Media-prize, Audience-prize, Award Virtuoso 2013, Award for the Fine piano tone, Hadé-Müller-Prize Munich for best rendition of a romantic piece, Vienna Young Pianists Prize, Wolfgang Faber-Prize for poetic interpretation (2013)
  • participation at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2010)
  • Grand Prix at the National Piano Festival Chopin of the Young (2009)
  • 5th prize at the National Polish Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2008)
  • prize winner of National Polish Festival Week of talents in Tarnów – Kąśna Dolna (2008)
  • special prize for the youngest finalist at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Mariánské Lázně (2008)
  • special prize at the International Paderewski Piano Competition in Bydgoszcz (2007)
  • 1st prize at the Śląsk Piano Competition in Zabrze (2005)
  • 1st prize at the International Bach Piano Competition in Gorzów Wielkopolski (2004)
  • 1st prize at the National Chopin Competition for the Youth in Jelenia Góra (2002)

Joanna has performed in many prominent venues, such as: the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Kursaal in Stuttgart, the Philharmonical Center Gasteig in Munich, the City Hall in Stockholm, the National University of Art in Astana, the National Philharmonic in Chisinau, Salle Cortot in Paris, the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, the Polish Library in Paris, the Concert Hall of the Chopin Association in Geneva, the Swiss Embassy in Warsaw, the Swedishweden Embassy in Warsaw, the Belweder Residence in Warsaw, or the Royal Castle in Warsaw.

She performed with the Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra, the Sinfonia Iuventus Orchestra, the Lviv Virtuosos Chamber Orchestra, the Łódź Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dolnośląska Philharmonic Orchestra, the Swiętokrzyska Philharmonic Orchestra, the Concerto Avenna Orchestra, the Camerata Quartet, the Concertus Pro Arte Orchestra, among others.

She also gave special concerts in Chopin’s Museum in Warsaw for President of Poland, the Queen of Norway, the Prince of Wales, the Prime Minister of China.

Joanna Różewska worked with many outstanding pianists such as: L. Fleisher, A. Gavrilov, O. Maisenberg, G. Ohlsson, M. Raekallio, J. Rouvier, J. Swann or M. Voskresensky. She received scholarships of the Ministry of Culture, the National Children Fund and the President of Siedlce. In 2012 she received the Young Poland scholarship for CD recording. Joanna holds M.M from the F. Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Currently she is a postgraduate student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in the class of Prof. Yoshikazu Nagai.

Music

Frederic Chopin

Waltz in A flat major Op. 34 No. 1

Introduction and Rondo in E flat major Op. 16

Karol Szymanowski

Etude, Op. 33 No. 5

Etude, Op. 33 No. 12

Claude Debussy

Préludes, Le vent dans la plaine

Préludes, Les collines d'Anacapri