In July 2011 Chandos Records in co- production with the Polish Radio released a new CD of Grazyna Bacewicz Violin Concertos No.2, 4 and 5 with Joanna Kurkowicz as a soloist with the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Lukasz Borowicz.
The recording was Chandos Records CD OF THE MONTH in July 2011.
In Joanna’s words: “I hope that violinists around the world will take up these concertos and that listeners will enjoy them. They are like rare stones. You have to find them, but once found they prove to 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
Robert Johnson of Radio New Zealand wrote: “Kurkowicz is a highly accomplished soloist with an expressive style of playing and virtuosity to burn when it’s required. … It’s difficult to imagine a more persuasive argument being made for the music of Bacewicz.”