Joanna Kurzyńska lives in Wrocław. She graduated in violin from the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music, Wrocław, and now works as an actress, singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and passionate teacher.
Joanna Kurzyńska trained in acting and singing under Polish and international teachers and practitioners. She made her debut in the musical Peter Pan at the Roma Musical Theatre in Warsaw before going on to work with the Wrocław Puppet Theatre; Academy for Theatre Practices, Gardzienice; Capitol Music Theatre; the AST National Academy of Theatre Arts in Kraków, Wrocław Branch; the National Music Forum; and as a violinist with Wrocław’s Sound Factory Orchestra, Camera Nera, Old Town Quartet and the Mamatucada percussion group.
She is currently associated with Kokyu Studio, Wrocław (educational research, performance piece Halo?) and polish band SUTARI. Since 2009 she has been theatre teacher and director at Youth Musical Academy. Joanna is the author of the Harmony of Common Singing project, which she has led in Lover Silesia since 2017. She is the recipient of the Marshal of Lower Silesia’s Arts Scholarship (which led her to create an original music project that has been performed throughout Poland, I Will Come to Myself) and of an arts grant from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, which started her research path VoiceInProgress. She avidly explores methods of unleashing the voice in working process with actors, paying special attention to Kristin Linklater method.
Honoured with the medal of "Merit for Polish Culture"