Discography

Grażyna Bacewicz Violin Concertos Nos 2, 4 and 5

Grażyna Bacewicz
Violin Concertos Nos 2, 4 and 5.

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

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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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Grazyna Bacewicz Violin Concertos Nos 1, 3 and 7

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

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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John McDonald Airy Music for Violin and Piano

John McDonald
Airy. Music for Violin and Piano

Joanna Kurkowicz violin
John McDonald piano
Bridge 9402( 2013)

World premiere recordings

“…In this work (Solo Sonata) particularly, violinist Joanna Kurkowicz gets to shine, although she is clearly the master of her instrument in the other works as well. Her phrasing, technical assurance and impeccable intonation all serve to present this and the other music heard herein splendidly…”
— FANFARE MAGAZINE

“…she performs this poetic, mercurial, occasionally spiky, but more often gossamer, music with finesse, intelligence, and great technical skill. …Obviously, most highly recommended.”
—FANFARE MAGAZINE

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Grażyna Bacewicz

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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Shirish Korde Svara Yantra. Violin Concerto

Shirish Korde
Svara Yantra. Violin Concerto

Joanna Kurkowicz violin
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Li Xincao conductor

Asia Pacific Festival 2007
Aurora Australis

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Lansing McLoskey

Lasing McLoskey
Sixth Species

Albany Records 1044 (2008)

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Ralf Yusuf Gawlick

Ralf Yusuf Gawlick
Sonic Images
Concerto Concertante per sei instrumenti

Capstone Records 8712 (2003)

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Barbara White

Barbara White
Apocryphal Stories
Chansons D’Amour

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

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Arthur Berger

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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Malcolm Peyton

Malcolm Peyton
String Quartets
Songs from Walt Whitman

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

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