Grażyna Bacewicz
Violin Concertos Nos 2, 4 and 5.

Joanna Kurkowicz violin
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz conductor
Chandos 10673 (2011)

premiere recordings

DIAPASON 5 AWARD, October 2011
DISC OF THE MONTH, Chandos Records (July 2011)
"These works are like rare stones. You have to find them but once found they shine brilliantly."

 "This is superb follow-up to Joanna Kurkowicz' first disc of the Violin Concertos by Grazyna Bacewicz... played with fire and passion... "
---BBC MUSIC: ***** Performance ***** Sound

"Joanna Kurkowicz proves the ideal exponent of these impassioned scores. She propels the music's many passages of vivacious brilliance with virtuoso elan, retaining absolute tonal focus and immaculate coordination in even the most challenging of sequences."
---STRAD MAGAZINE, Julian Haylock

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Grażyna Bacewicz
Violin Concertos Nos 1, 3 and 7.

Joanna Kurkowicz violin
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Lukasz Borowicz conductor
Chandos 10533 (2009)

Diapason d'Or Award , March 2010.  
Preis der Deutchen Schallplaten Kritik,
2009 nomination.
Fryderyk Award 2010, nomination.
#6 on Amazon.comʼs list of the Best Classical Albums of 2009.

"...superbly played selection... It is an interesting collection, and Joanna Kurkowicz is a keenly alert soloist in all three works... They are wonderfully idiomatic works, colourfully scored and always interesting."
---GUARDIAN

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Shirish Korde
Svara Yantra. Violin Concerto

Joanna Kurkowicz violin
National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ruben Silva conductor

World premiere recording 2006

"Svara-Yantra was inspired by the brilliant and
passionate playing of the violinist Joanna Kurkowicz."
---Shirish Korde

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Grażyna Bacewicz
Polish Capriccio. Works for violin and piano

Joanna Kurkowicz violin
Gloria Chien piano
Chandos 10250 (2004)

"This is music which demands disciplined virtuosity, such as Joanna Kurkowicz has in spades."
---GRAMOPHONE

"Joanna Kurkowicz performs each work with
conspicuous ease, ...spectacular release."
---FANFARE MAGAZINE

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Alfred Schnittke
Quasi una Sonata. Works for violin and piano

Joanna Kurkowicz violin
Sergey Schepkin piano
Bridge 9104 (2001)

"Polish violinist Joanna Kurkowicz makes a strong impact in these performances. Her playing holds one enthralled, demonstrating a strong personality and an assured technique."
---STRAD MAGAZINE

Boston Herald: Best of Year 2001

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Arthur Berger
The Complete Orchestral Music
Serenade Concertante


Joanna Kurkowicz violin
Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Gil Rose conductor
New World Records 80605-2 (2003)

New York Times: Best Classical CD of 2003

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Lansing McLoskey
Sixth Species

Albany Records 1044 (2008)

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Barbara White
Apocryphal Stories
Chansons D'Amour


Joanna Kurkowicz violin
Joseph Lin violin
Albany Records 626 (2004)

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Ralf Yusuf Gawlick
Sonic Images
Concerto Concertante per sei instrumenti


Capstone Records 8712 (2003)

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Malcolm Peyton
String Quartets
Songs from Walt Whitman


Borromeo String Quartet
Jennifer Ayers soprano
Joanna Kurkowicz violin
Centaur 2327 (1997)