Joanna Marcinkowska the Doctor of Musical Arts and appointed Lecturer at the Department of the Pianoforte of the Academy - is a leading Polish pianist of the young generation.

She has won awards and prizes at many international and Polish piano competitions and festivals, including: the 1st prize at the International Piano Competition “Artur Rubinstein In Memoriam” in Bydgoszcz (1996), the 1st prize at the 7th European Chopin Competition in Darmstadt (2002), the 2nd prize and a special award for the best performance of pieces by Szymanowski at the 5th International Karol Szymanowski Competition in Łódź (2001), the 3rd prize and an award of the audience at the 5th International Piano Competition in Cologne, Germany (2001), the main prize at the 30th Festival of Polish Piano Music in Słupsk (1996). She has given recitals and performed as a chamber musican with ensembles and as a soloist with symphony orchestras and in many cities of Poland and many countries of Europe, and outside Europe in the USA and China. She has taken part in numerous prestigious piano festivals in Poland and abroad, such as festivals in Duszniki-Zdrój, in Vienna, in Salzburg ( at the famous Mozarteum-Saal ), in Gaming, in Hannover (“Eminent Winners of Piano Competitions”), Festivals of Polish Piano Music in Słupsk, the Festival “Piano Passion” in Saint-Étienne and International Musical Festivals in Sofia and Plovdiv.

In 2008, the company “Polskie Nagrania” issued a CD with her recordings of Mikhail Pletnev’s transcriptions of the ballets The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. In 2009, Joanna Marcinkowska conducted a two weeks’ Master Piano Class at the Central School at the Conservatory of Music in Beijing. She also gave a special piano recital in that city.

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