Joanna Gorska — 2016 YAC Senior Winner
Joanna Gorska is a graduate of the Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists and a current student of The University of Toronto. Since an early age she has performed and won numerous awards at various music festivals and competitions, including the main prize of the Kiwanis Festival in London – Rose Bowl, two gold medals at the OMFA Provincial Finals and the first place in her age category in Canadian Music Competition in Vancouver in 2015. As the first prize winner of the American Protege International Concerto competition she was invited to perform at the gala concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. She performed as a soloist with The Stratford Symphony Orchestra, Kitchener -Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, The Toronto Sinfonietta, The Celebrity Symphony Orchestra and the RCM Academy Chamber Orchestra. Joanna is a versatile musician – she passed her ARCT in Piano Performance with distinction and twice was awarded the Ontario Gold Medal for receiving the highest mark in the province for her classical guitar RCM exams.
Joanna will be playing Wieniawski’s Polonaise de Concert for Violin at our “Rising Stars” concert on Sunday, April 2, 2017.