Joanna Wicherek studied piano, chamber music, historical keyboards and organ in Warsaw (Frederic Chopin Music University), Freiburg (Musikhochschule Freiburg) and Vienna (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst). She performs internationally an extensive repertoire with an emphasis on modern classical music. She also has a profound understanding of Historically Informed Performance and specialist knowledge of historical keyboard instruments. Wicherek professionally collaborates with Poland’s most important composers Paweł Mykietyn, Paweł Szymański and Sławmor Kupczak. Her recordings include a CD with the early music ensemble Proavitus (2003) and Paweł Szymański's music on the soundtrack to the film Violated Letters (2010). Wicherek has been awarded several prizes including the Standard Bank Ovation Award at the National Arts Festival, South Africa (2014), Grand Prix at the Competition of the 20th and 21st Centuries for Young Performers, Warsaw and the International Competition of Contemporary Chamber Music, Krakow. Joanna is a Young Artist of a prestigious Accademia Villa Bossi in Italy. From 2014 to 2017 she resided in South Africa where she was active as a concert pianist and and piano pedagogue.