Trzeciak is a pianist with a strong personality. She does not get lost in virtuoso themes or thundering fortes — instead, she takes us on a journey to the deepest depths of the composer’s soul. - “Dnevnik” Novi Sad.
Joanna Trzeciak was born in Krakow where she began her musical training at the age of 7 under Professor Zbigniew Drzewiecki. Following this, she received her diploma in piano performance at the Warsaw Conservatory under Professor Jan Ekier. During this training, she was awarded a scholarship by the Chopin Foundation.
In 1977, she was selected by the Polish Ministry of Culture to specialise further at the Moscow Conservatory under Professor Lev Vlasenko. Her collaboration and friendship with Irina Rumiancewa have had a crucial influence on her artistic development.
In 1980, she won the Festival of Polish pianists in Slupsk. Following this, she embarked on an international career.
In 1987, she made her debut on London’s ‘South Bank’.
In November 1988, she launched her first concert tour in the United States. She has returned regularly since then, not only to perform in concerts but also to give master classes at various American universities.Her favourite teaching matter remains Szymanowski’s complete works for piano. In addition, she has performed in almost every European country, as well as in Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Israel, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Lebanon, both as a soloist and with an orchestra.
She has performed at major international festivals, such as the Flanders Festival, the Festival of Echternach, Nohant, Emilia Romagna, Jeux d'Art at Villa d'Este, Maggio di Napoli, Ljubljana, Nancyphonies, the Festival Chopiniana in Buenos Aires, the Sounding Jerusalem Festival, Toledo,Ohrid,Extravaganza in Sofia, the Osor Festival, festivals in Alghero,Pianoechos, Korcula, Krakow, Slupsk ,Antonin and Bodensee... In recent years, Joanna Trzeciak has performed in several venues, including the Auditorium Verdi in Milan, Rudolfinum in Prague, the Yamaha Hall and Steinway Hall in New York, Oratorio del Gonfalone in Rome,Casa della Musica in Parma , Palacio da Bolsa in Porto, Singel in Antwerp, Monastyrly Palace in Cairo, Diana Teatro in Naples, Teatro Solis in Montevideo, Teatro Juan Bravo in Segovia , Opera House in Istanbul. ...
In chamber music, she has worked alongside Philippe Hirshhorn, Lola Bobesco, Anatoli Krastew, Jadwiga Gadulanka, Virtuosi di Praga, the Panocha Quartet, the Rimsky-Korsakov Quartet,Silesian Quartet ,Urszula Kryger, among others. Joanna Trzeciak has a significant discography. After recording LPs in Poland, Germany and Belgium, her first CD of works by Szymanowski was released by Pavane in 1990. In 1993, a new edition was released which included Chopin’s Rondos. In 1997 and 2000, Joanna Trzeciak released two remarkable CDs with works by JN Hummel. These recordings enjoyed international critical acclaim and received several awards including five Diapasons.
In 2007, she released the album featuring music by Rachmaninoff and Chopin with Spanish label KNS.
In 2017, Joanna released two new albums on Polish label Dux. The first consists exclusively of works by Beethoven: the Six Variations, Op. 34, the Sonata “Pathétique”, Op. 13, and the Sonata Op. 109. The second album is titled “Dreams” and contains works by three composers dating from 1915, 1916 and 1917 — three war years. The title “Dreams” is based on Max Reger’s “Träume am Kamin”, Op. 143. In addition, the album contains two monumental works from the same period: Prokofiev’s twenty “Visions Fugitives”, Op. 22, and Karol Szymanowski’s “Masks”, Op. 34.
In October 2010, she received an ‘Award of Merit’ from the Polish minister of culture.
She is the artistic director of the Chopin Association of Flanders and the ‘Pianotune’ festival.
Friday, April 7 at 7:30pm
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