Joanna Krempeć-Kaczor Outstanding Educator Awards-Double Bass

Joanna Krempeć-Kaczor is a double bass player; she graduated from the Feliks Nowowiejski Music Academy in Bydgoszcz with honours. In the course of her education,she was a winner of a few national music competition awards (Gdańsk, Elbląg) and a finalist of the A. B. Ciechański National Competition for Double Bassists in Poznań (1992). She also won the 1st prize in the F. Gregory 10th International Double Bass Competition in Kroměriž (Czech Republic) as well as grants from the Minister of Arts and Culture. At present she teaches the double bass class at her alma mater and in the A. Rubinstein State Music School Complex in Bydgoszcz as well as the K. Szymanowski Music School Complex in Toruń.
Since 2003 she has also been working as a musician-soloist of the Symphony Orchestra of the I. J. Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic in Bydgoszcz. In 2021, she became a member of a group of Consultants and Experts of the Artistic Education Center. She serves as a juror in double bass
competitions. Moreover, she teaches classes at the following music courses: Janowieckie Interpretacje Muzyki im. J. Walaska in Janowiec nad Wisłą, Das Bassini-Camp in Trebnitz near Berlin as well as Bass Baltica in Koszalin, of which she is a founder and artistic director. Since 2013 she has been working as
a university professor at the Feliks Nowowiejski Music Academy in Bydgoszcz and since 2016 – as the
Head of the Department of String Instruments, Guitar and Harp. Her double bass portfolio includes several solo CD albums: Unique pieces for double bass&piano (2021), My magic double bass (2016),Young bassist (2015); Nexus – an album recorded with the Spring Quintet (2014), Adolf Mišek – Sonatas for double bass and piano (2010) as well as performance of I Concerto for double bass and string orchestra by Jacek P. Kujawski with the Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded on video andshared on the Youtube platform. She eagerly plays on stages of various cities in Poland and abroad,presenting solo concerts and chamber music; she plays on a double bass made by an Italian master Giuseppe Pedrazzini at the turn of the 19th and 20th century.

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