Joanna Gutowska has made her debut as a soloist performing Goltermann’s Cello Concerto in G-major at the age of 12 and since that time she has appeared in concerts and festivals around the world as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She has performed in renowned concert halls in Europe and Asia in cities such as: London, Stuttgart, Berlin, Beijing, Cracow, Warsaw as well as at important festivals including: the International Festival Museum Quartier Summer of Sounds in Vienna, Mistrzowie Polskiej Wiolinistyki, Piano Festival at the Royal Academy of Music London, International Festival of Mikolaj Gorecki, International Festival Cracow Autumn, International Festival of Krzysztof Penderecki Emanacje, International Festival Stars Promote, International Festival Music in Old Cracow and many others.
Joanna is very interested in performing works of the XXth and XXIst century. Her latest performances included works by Krzysztof Penderecki, Witold Lutoslwski, Kaija Saariaho and others. She is also very keen to promote young, talented composers – her latest premiers include Matthew Olyver’s ‘Hypergestures’, a work written in collaboration with and dedicated to her. In 2018 Joanna will give world premieres of many pieces written especially for her.
In 2014 Joanna was selected for the ERASMUS scholarship programme, which enabled her to study with the distinguished cellist and pedagogue prof. Claudio Bohorquez at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart in 2014. In 2016 Joanna Gutowska received the Sapere Auso Foundation scholarship for her outstanding achievements. Currently she is studying towards a Master Degree at the Royal Academy of Music, London under the supervision of Christoph Richter, supported by a scholarship from the Clumber Studio. Joanna plays on a cello by Jean Baptiste Salomon from c.1790, kindly on loan to her from the Royal Academy of Music.