Professor FCUM Joanna Ławrynowicz-Just, DMus Hab.

Joan­na Ławrynow­icz-Just was born in War­saw in a fam­ily with multi­gen­er­a­tional musi­cal tra­di­tions. She took up piano lessons at the age of four under Han­na Lacher­towa. She grad­u­ated with hon­ours from the Fry­deryk Chopin Acad­emy of Music in War­saw, class of Pro­fes­sor Tere­sa Man­aster­ska. After grad­u­a­tion she con­tin­ued her stud­ies under Pro­fes­sor Hali­na Czerny-Ste­fańs­ka until the death of this leg­endary pianist in 2001.

She is a lau­re­ate of numer­ous pres­ti­gious inter­na­tional piano com­pe­ti­tions: the “Stein­way&Sons” Com­pe­ti­tion in Berlin (1990), the Chopin Com­pe­ti­tion in Darm­stadt (1999), the Hali­na Czerny-Ste­fańs­ka Com­pe­ti­tion in Aji­ga­sawa, Japan (2000), the “Art Livre” Com­pe­ti­tion in Sao Paulo, Brasil (2001).

She is also a lau­re­ate of the „Young Poland” schol­ar­ship award­ed by the Nation­al Cen­tre of Cul­ture.

For many years she has run very vivid con­cert activ­ity as a soloist and a cham­ber musi­cian all over the world (in Europe, Asia, both Amer­i­cas, New Zealand and oth­ers).

On her score­card she has many pres­ti­gious con­certs in Poland and abroad with out­stand­ing orches­tras and con­duc­tors.

As a Pol­ish pianist she can be proud of her great phono­graphic activ­ity. She has made over 30 CD record­ings for Acte Préa­la­ble. They are, e.g.: com­plete solo and cham­ber pieces by Chopin (as the only Pol­ish artist), com­plete works for vio­lin and piano, for solo piano and a piano con­certo by Romuald Twar­dowski; com­plete cham­ber works and piano con­cer­tos by Hen­ryk Mel­cer; piano pieces and cham­ber works by Władysław Żeleńs­ki; com­plete cham­ber pieces by Józef Elsner; cham­ber works by Zyg­munt Sto­jowski and Emanuel Kania. Most of the pieces record­ed by the artist are world phono­graph­ic pre­mieres. Her albums are high­ly val­ued by music lovers and crit­ics, they gain great reviews and awards in renowned music mag­a­zines all over the world.

The pianist runs sem­i­nars and cours­es in Poland and abroad, e.g. in the USA (Uni­ver­si­ty in Blo­oming­ton), Chi­na (Con­ser­va­to­ries in Shan­ghai, Guang­dong, Dai­jing), Japan (Con­ser­va­to­ry in Kyoto), in Lithua­nia, France (Paris, the Boulo­gne Bil­lan­co­urt Con­ser­va­to­ry). She has also been a juror at numer­ous nation­al and inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tions in Varen­na, Italy, in  Lut­sk, Ukraine, and oth­ers.

The artist is also an author of per­for­mance elab­o­ra­tions of piano pieces pub­lished by the Pol­ish Music Pub­lish­ers (PWM).

Cur­rent­ly the artist runs teach­ing activ­i­ty hold­ing the post of Pro­fes­sor in piano class at the Fry­deryk Chopin Uni­ver­sity of Music in War­saw. In Sep­tem­ber of 2013 she obtained a post-doc­tor­al degree.

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