Biography

‘’Joanna Kacperek’s pianism is of the first order. What struck me was not only the natural flow of her interpretations, or the beauty of her sound, but above all the ability to move me, and the sheer joyfulness that transpired from every note she played’’ – Antonio Pompa- Baldi

The pianist, Joanna Kacperek has performed in major concert halls in Poland (Warsaw Philharmonic, Concert Studio of the Polish Radio, the Royal Castle in Warsaw, NOSPR in Katowice) and abroad (including France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Norway, Russia, the Ukraine, Canada and Japan). As a soloist, she has performed with such orchestras as the Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, State Academic Symphony Orchestra in Moscow and Lviv Virtuosos Chamber Orchestra.
Joanna Kacperek has won piano competitions in Szafarnia (the 1st Prize in 2007), Pilsen (the 1st Prize and a special prize for excellent interpretation of Bedrich Smetana’s compositions in 2008). She is also the winner or the 1st prize at the Young Musician International Competition “Citta di Barletta” in Italy (2010), at the 14th Miłosz Magin International Piano Competition in Paris (2011) and Witold Lutosławski Music Competition in Warsaw (2011).The recent achievements of the pianist include winning a special prize at the International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition in Bergen (2016), granted unanimously by the jury and the composer Christian Blom for the best performance of his work. In November 2017, together with violinist Roksana Kwaśnikowska, Joanna won The 2nd International Beethoven Chamber Music Competition, organized by The Krzysztof Penderecki European Music Centre, Internationale Beethoven Gesellschaft and The Ludwig van Beethoven Association.
Joanna is last year’s graduate from the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (diploma with distinction) where she studied with the renowned pianist Ewa Pobłocka. She also studied at the ‘Berlin University of Arts’ in Germany (academic year 2016/2017) where she was mentored by Professor Markus Groh as the receipt of an Erasmus scholarship. Joanna has also received the scholarships from the Minister of Culture and from the Prime Minister.
Alongside a growing career as a soloist, Joanna Kacperek is highly celebrated for being a multi-faceted pianist. She was awarded a special grant – generously donated by the Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking Poland – to record her debut album which includes both solo repertoire and Lieder with baritone Michał Przygoński. With Roksana Kwaśnikowska, Joanna represented Poland at the Kyoto International Music Students Festival in Japan (2015).
The pianist has participated in master classes of such artists as: Dina Yoffe, Arie Vardi, Anna Malikova, Boris Berman, Nikolai Demidenko, Bernd Goetzke, Hinrich Alpers, Fumiko Eguchi, Philippe Giusano, Milan Langer, David Dolan, Jiri Chlinka, Katarzyna Popowa – Zydroń, Piotr Paleczny, Andrzej Jasiński, Krzysztof Jabłoński, Wojciech Świtała.