Joanna Opalińska – piano


Graduated from the piano class of professor Alicja Paleta-Bugaj at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Alongside, she developed her musical skills in the class of chamber music under the guidance of professor Krystyna Borucińska.

She received numerous prizes and awards during auditions and chamber music competitions.

Joanna Opalińska performs as a soloist and chamber musician, both in Poland and abroad, participating in numerous prestigious musical events including: Musica Antiqua Europae Orientalis Festival, Warsaw Autumn Festival, Sacrum Profanum, Baltic Sea Festival, Ludwig van Beethoven Easter Festival, La Folle Journée and Music Polonica Nova.

She has performed with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Poland, Sinfonia Varsovia, the Polish Radio Orchestra and Sinfonietta Cracovia, conducted by a.o. Jerzy Semkow, Jerzy Maksymiuk, Krzysztof Penderecki, Marc Minkowski, Jacek Kaspszyk, Etienne Siebens, Michael Francis, John Axelrod.

She has a PhD degree. She lecturers at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music.

In 2011, she received the Vice-Chancellor’s award.

Together with a clarinetist Krystyna Sakowska, she founded the Warsaw Modern Duo. In 2013 the both artists released a CD album with chamber music by Paweł Mykietyn.

In 2016, along with a violinist Anna Kwiatkowska, she released the CD album „Eidos”, which includes works by leading European composers, as Agata Zubel, Kaija Saariaho and Olga Neuwirth. The album was nominated for the "Fryderyk 2017" Music Award in the category of "Album of the Year - chamber music".