Joanna Kacperek (*1993) is a student of prof. Ewa Pobłocka at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw and a graduate of Zenon Brzewski School of Music in Warsaw (tutored by prof. Anna Jastrzębska-Quinn) .
Joanna has been already awarded at many national and international piano competitions, including the International Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Szafarnia (first prize, 2007). Joanna is also a winner of International Smetana Competition (member of EMCY) in Pilsen. At the same competition was she awarded a special prize - for the best Smetana’s works performance. She also won the Young Piano of the Prague Conservatoire International Competition in Prague (2008). In 2010 she was awarded the first prize at the National Piano Competition and the first prize at the 20th Young Musician International Competition “Citta di Barletta” in Barletta, Italy.
Joanna is also the winner of the XIVth Miłosz Magin International Piano Competition in Paris, France and the Lutosławski Music Competition in Warsaw (both in 2011).
She has attended master classes with such Proffesors as Anna Malikova, Boris Berman, Fumiko Eguchi, Elena Richter, Philippe Giusano, Milan Langer, David Dolan, Jiri Chlinka, Katarzyna Popowa – Zydroń, Piotr Paleczny, Andrzej Jasiński, Krzysztof Jabłoński, Jerzy Sterczyński, Wojciech Świtała. She also took part in a scholarship programme Morningside Music Bridge in Calgary, Canada (2008). She has performed as a soloist with such orchestras as Warsaw Philharmony Orchestra, ‘Lviv Virtuosos’ Orchestra, Moscow Academic Symphonic Orchestra and the Zenon Brzewski Warsaw String Orchestra.
Joanna Kacperek has performed in Germany, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Norway, Canada as well as in most of best concert halls in Poland, including National Philharmonic Hall, Polish Radio’s Concert Studio, Royal Castle in Warsaw, Fryderyk Chopin’s birthplace in Żelazowa Wola, Royal Łazienki Museum in Warsaw and many others.
Joanna was also awarded the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage Scholarship and the Polish Prime Minister Scholarship.
In may 2015, together with violinist Roksana Kwaśnikowska, Joanna will represent Poland at the Kyoto International Music Students Festival in Kyoto, Japan.