- Instrument: Piano
Young polish pianist, Joanna Krauze, has performed both as a soloist and a chamber musician in Poland, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland and Canada. Joanna has won main prizes in several piano competitions, including two special prizes and the title of the Finalist in the 10. International J. S. Bach Piano Competition in Würzburg, one of the largest piano competitions devoted to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, which took place in March 2019. In November 2017, she won second prize in the Sterndale Bennett Prize Piano Competition, which takes place at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In June 2016, she received Mark James Piano Prize from the prestigious London Philharmonia Orchestra to support her musical development. As the winner of Harriet Cohen Bach Prize 2016 from London’s Worshipful Company of Musicians, one of the oldest music institutions in England, Joanna was invited to join their renowned Young Artists’ programme, which supports a selected group of young talented artists in England. She also won first prize in the 1st International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Rzeszów, as well as was awarded Special Prize for the best performance of a work by F. Chopin in the 15th International Chopin Festival in Sochaczew, Special Prize in the 16th Piano Competition in Żagań and Special Prize in the 2nd Piano Competition in Piotrków-Trybunalski in Poland.
Joanna has enjoyed being a holder of several scholarships. In 2020 she was invited to participate at the “XX Encuentro de Música y Academia de Santander“ Festival in Santander. In September 2016, she was selected by the Royal Academy of Music in London as a full-scholarship holder to attend the “International Mendelssohn Academy” piano masterclasses in Leipzig. Thanks to the support of the National Fryderyk Chopin Institute in Warsaw, in 2016 she received a full scholarship to attend the piano masterclasses in Radziejowice, led by the prize winners of the Warsaw Chopin International Competition. In 2013, she received a full scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland and Mount Royal University in Calgary to participate in the internationally acclaimed “Morningside Music Bridge” programme, a month-long intensive music festival in Canada. During this festival, she also received Stuart Holland Memorial Award – a special prize for the selected pianist.
In 2020, Joanna has graduated with a Master’s degree from the Music Academy in Basel in the piano class of Adrian Oetiker and now continues her piano studies at the University of Arts in Zurich, under the guidance of Konstantin Scherbakov. In July 2018 she received a first-class Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from the Royal Academy of Music in London, where she studied in the piano class of Tessa Nicholson. While studying at the Royal Academy of Music she was selected three times in 2018, 2016, 2015 to be a recipient of Greta Parkinson, Doris Ethel Blake and Francis Simms discretionary prizes for chosen students. In the academic year 2016-2017 she studied as an Erasmus scholarship holder at the University of Music and Theater in Leipzig, under the guidance of prof. Gerald Fauth. In 2014, she received a diploma with distinction from the Zenon Brzewski Secondary School of Music in Warsaw in the piano class of Elżbieta Karaś-Krasztel. Joanna has developed her passion for music by participating in piano masterclasses and lessons with such pianists and pedagogues as Ario Vardi, Robert Levin, Pavel Gililov, Kevin Kenner, Gerald Fauth, Dang Thai-Son, Christopher Elton, Joanna MacGregor, Andrzej Jasinski, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń, Pascal Devoyon, Yevgeny Sudbin and Krzysztof Jabłoński.
Musicians’ Company Award: Harriet Cohen Bach Prize 2016
Page Updated: Oct 2020