Executive committee

Joanna Domańska


Pianist, teacher - graduated with distinction from the Academy of Music in Katowice where she studied in the piano class of Prof. Andrzej Jasiński. She continued her studies with Prof. Livia Rév in Paris (1986-1987) on a grant from the French Government. She is a prizewinner of several international competitions, including the M. Long–J. Thibaud Competition in Paris (1981) and the A. Casagrande Competition in Terni, Italy (1982). She has participated in such prestigious festivals as the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Festa Musica Pro in Assisi, Maggio Musicale Florentino, Festival de Radio France et de Montpellier, the Warsaw Autumn, the Days of Kraków Composers, the Days of the Karol Szymanowski’s Music in Zakopane, the Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk and the Chopin Festival in Duszniki.

Among others Domańska recorded three CDs with Karol Szymanowski's works. The first one was recorded in 1995 by British record company Olympia (Maques op.34, 20 Mazurkas op.50 - OCD 344). The album was received enthusiastically and was twice nominated for the "Fryderyk" award given by the phonographic industry in Poland. 
In 2007 the Polish record company DUX published Domańska's second album (DUX 0576), recorded with Andrzej Tatarski: the first ever performance of a piano version of Szymanowski's music to ballet "Harnasie", adapted for two pianos. 
In 2008 she recorded her third CD published at DUX with piano works of Karol Szymanowski (Metophes op.29, 12 Studies op.33, 3rd Sonata op.36, 4 Polish Dances - DUX 0615). This CD was honoured by "Pizzicato" with "Supersonic Award" – one of the most valuable awards worldwide. 
Currently Domańska is professor at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. 
She has served on the juries of piano competitions at home and abroad. She has also been invited to run numerous master classes, hold seminars, open classes and consultations in Poland, Japan, Korea and others countries. 
In years 2002 - 2011 Domańska has been deputy vice-president of the Karol Szymanowski Music Society. Since December 2011 she is president of this organization.