Joanna Ławrynowicz is a graduate of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy in Warsaw in the class of piano Professor Teresa Manasterska (diploma with distinctions in 1998).
After completing her studies, she continued her education under the tutorship of the famous Polish pianist Professor Halina Czerny-Stefańska.
Joanna Ławrynowicz was born in Warsaw into a family with long music traditions. She started to learn piano when she was four, in the class of Hanna Lachertowa. Her first ”public appearance” was at the age of seven, during a concert in the National Philharmonic in Warsaw.
She is a prize-winner of four international competitions:
- The International Steinway & Sons Piano Competition in Berlin – 1990 yr.
- The International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Darmstadt – 1999 yr.
- The International Piano Competition of Halina Czerny-Stefańska in Ajigasawa (Japan) – 2000 yr.
- The International Piano Competition “Art Livre” in Sao Paulo (Brazsil) – 2001 yr.
Joanna Ławrynowicz also won several artistic scholarships including: The Fryderyk Chopin Scholarship Fund and the scholarship of the Polish Section of the “European Piano Teachers Association”.
She has been conducting very extensive concert activities as a soloist for many years; participating in soloist recitals and symphonic concerts (with symphonic orchestras conducted by famous conductors of the young generation: Tomasz Bugaj, Adam Natanek, Janusz Przybylski, Ruben Silva, Jan Miłosz Zarzycki, Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk), as well as acting as a chamber music performer (usually in a duo with her husband, cellist, Jarosław Domżał or in “The Warsaw Trio”).
Joanna Ławrynowicz has delivered a number of stage presentations in Poland, as well as in the USA, Germany, Austria, Holland, Turkey, France, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, Cyprus, Canada, New Zealand, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Estonia, Russia, Belarus, Vietnam, China, Japan and Cambodia. She has also performed during International Music Festivals, such as the Schwetzinger Festspiele, Klevaische Klaviersommes, Altenburger Music Festival (all in Germany), North Cyprus International Bellapais Music Festival (Cyprus), Harbin Music Festival (China).
She has completed numerous recordings for Polish Radio and Television and for the Suddeutcher Rundfunk. An audio CD with compositions of Fryderyk Chopin, performed by Joanna M. Ławrynowicz, was published by “Classica” in 1999, her next two CD’s were of chamber compositions and piano solo works by Polish composer Romuald Twardowski in 2002 and 2004 (“Acte Prealable”), as well as Henryk Melcer’s chamber works in 2004 (“Acte Prealable”)
Joanna Ławrynowicz has been also conducting pedagogic activities as an Assistant Professor at piano class in the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw.