JOANNA DOMAŃSKA - started her piano studies at the Academy of Music in Kraków with professor Jan Hoffman, and she graduated with distinction from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, in the piano class of professor Andrzej Jasiński in 1982. She continued her piano studies with Livia Rév in Paris 1986-1987 on a grant from the Government of France.
She is a laureate of international piano competitions: M. Long – J. Thibaud in Paris 1981 (7th prize) and A. Casagrande in Terni, Italy 1982 (1st prize), as well as of the Young Stage at the Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk 1982.
Joanna Domańska is an outstanding interpreter of Karol Szymanowski’s works. She has recorded three CDs with Karol Szymanowski works. All of them were nominated for the “Fryderyk Award” given by the phonographic industry in Poland. One of them „K.Szymanowski – Piano Works” DUX 0615 (Metophes op.29, 12 Studies op.33, 3rd Sonata op.36, 4 Polish Dances) was honoured by "Pizzicato Supersonic Award 2008" – one of the most valuable awards worldwide.
Joanna Domańska has been invited to participate in music festivals worldwide, such as the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Festa Musica Pro in Assisi, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence, Festival de Radio France et de Montpellier, Warsaw Autumn, the Cracow Composer Days, Karol Szymanowski Music Days in Zakopane, the Polish Piano Festival in Słupsk and the Chopin Festival in Duszniki. She has recorded for Polish Radio and Television, Radiotelevisione Italiana and Radio France and IMC Music Publisher – Japan.
She was a member of jury at such competitions as: International Schubert competition for piano duos (Jesenik 2001, 2005 - Czech), International Johann Nepomuk Hummel Piano Competition (Bratislava 2009), AMADEUS - Mozartian Competition for the Young Piano Players (Brno – 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014), International Piano Competition Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Meryem (Rabat – 2008, 2010, 2012), competition for scholarships of the Yamaha Foundation 2011, Chopin Competition in Asia (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).
Joanna Domańska is currently a Professor at the Piano Department of the Academy of Music in Katowice. Since 2012 she is President of the Karol Szymanowski Music Society and Director of the Karol Szymanowski International Music Competition in Katowice.