Joanna Janina Paluch

Joanna Janina Paluch was born in Legnica, Poland.

She started playing the violin at the age of 5. She graduated from The Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań with both her Bachelor’s (in 2016) and Master’s (in 2018) degrees with honours.  She studied under the supervision of the acclaimed Polish concert violinists, Bartosz Bryła, Agata Szymczewska, and Jarosław Nadrzycki. She is currently completing her Master of Advanced Studies in Music Performance and Interpretation programme at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano, Switzerland, in the violin class of Professor Klaidi Sahatci.

Throughout her education, she became a laureate of the national and international competitions, e.g. The Golden Keys International Music Competition in Rheinau, Switzerland, 2018 (2nd Prize), International Music Competition Citta di Padova in Padova, Italy, 2016 (3rd Prize), XVII International Music Competition Euterpe in Corato, Italy, 2015 (Absolute First Prize), VIII International Violin Competition Young Paganini in Legnica, Poland, 2010 (3rd Prize), XXXV Polish Bach Competition in Zielona Góra, Poland, 2009 (Laureate Titel). Joanna has also been awarded the scholarships of the Polish Prime Minister for her academic and artistic achievements.

She attended several master classes in solo and chamber performance, taught by professors Maxim Vengerov, Zakhar Bron, Bartłomiej Nizioł, Oleg Kaskiv, Monika Urbaniak-Lisik, Krzysztof Śmietana, Krzysztof Węgrzyn, Keiko Wataya and Frantisek Novotny, among others.

In the academic year 2016/2017 she completed The National Forum of Music Orchestra Academy course in Wrocław, Poland. There she worked under the baton of great Polish conductors, e.g. Jacek Kaspszyk, Michał Klauza, Andrzej Kosendiak and Marzena Diakun.

Joanna joined the European Union Youth Orchestra for the first time on the Summer Tour 2017 and has been a member of the EUYO ever since. With the EUYO, she worked under world-famous conductors, such as Gianandrea Noseda, Manfred Honeck and Vasily Petrenko, and performed at the international festivals, e.g.BBC Proms in London, Young Euro Classic in Berlin, Chopin and his Europe in Warsaw.