Joanna Maja Jasnowska
Teacher: Marzena Jasinska-Siudzinska
Joanna Maja Jasnowska,
Born in 2008, Joanna began her Suzuki method piano lessons in the class of Professor Marzena Jasińska–Siudzińska before she turned five. She is currently studying under the same teacher. She is a year 2 student at the Emil Młynarski First Level General Music School, First Public Music School Complex in Warsaw.
Joanna had her first concert with an orchestra in the spring of 2015 during the „Little Miodowa” annual school concert. She was accompanied by her school orchestra, conducted by Professor Ewa Marchwicka. The concert took place at the Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw. In December 2015 Joanna had her debut as a soloist at the Koszalin Philharmonic Hall. She played I. Berkovich’s Piano Concerto in C-major op. 44. The orchestra was directed by Aleksander Gref. In April 2016 Joanna playd the same concerto in the Pfilharmony in Lviv in Ukraine.
Joanna holds the following awards and prizes:
• Grand Prix
• 1st Prize in category A
• Main prize in the competition – solo performance with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Koszalin Philharmonic
• Youngest participant’s award
in the International Piano Competition Youth Music Confrontations 2015 in Koszalin, May 25-28, 2015
• 3rd place in 15th J. Zarebski International Music Competition in Łomianki/Izabelin/Warsaw April 21-27, 2015
• 1st Prize in the 3rd Baroque Music Competition in Ostrołęka May 18, 2015 (national competition)
• 2nd Place in the 11th Music Meeting for the Youngest Pianists in Sieradz, December 12-13, 2014 (all-Polish competition)
• 3rd Prize in the 11th National Piano Competition – “Music played by the youngest” in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz, January 15, 2016
• 1st Prize in the 17th Jan Sebastian Bach Regional Piano Competition in Warsaw, January 29, 2016
• 1st Prize in the 7th Inter-School Competition “Piano Miniature” in Warsaw November 7, 2015
SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THE JURY
You are truly amazing!
Good repertoire selection. Very professional presentation. Good sense of line, phrasing and musicality.
Excellent!! Such artistry at such a young age, congratulations!!
Amazing. Great dynamic, balance, phrases. Bravo
What a great accomplishment! What I saw is confidence, enjoyment, and beautiful performance. Congratulations!
Remarkably accomplished and smilingly confident playing from one so young.
Bravo! With a lot of musicianship and the attitude of a seasoned pro!
Brava! Played with command and poise. I especially loved hearing your sensitive phrasing.
Well prepared and performed.
I. Berkovicz - Piano Concerto C op. 44 (1st, 2nd, 3rd mov.)