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JOANNA KURKOWICZ

The prizewinning violinist, Joanna Kurkowicz, enjoys an active and versatile career as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and concertmaster. She has performed worldwide in such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, Jordan Hall in Boston and the Große Saal in Salzburg, and has appeared as a soloist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra and the Polish National Radio Orchestra in Katowice, among others, as well as with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra in which she currently serves as concertmaster.

Kurkowicz is artist-in-residence at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and is on the faculty at Tufts University as well as New England Conservatory of Music. She is a strong advocate of contemporary music and has premiered many works by living composers and made several critically acclaimed recordings. She has been a guest artist at several renowned festivals. In 2010 she received the Diapason d’or award and the German Record Critics award for her Chandos recording of Grażyna Bacewicz’s Violin Concertos with the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Łukasz Borowicz

Joanna Kurkowicz plays a violin made by Pietro Giovanni Guarneri in 1699.

Role: Classical Artist 
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