Violinist Joanna Huszcza is a passionate chamber musician, orchestra leader and soloist. Performing regularly at some of the most recognised venues and festivals. A native of Warsaw and currently living in Brussels, she completed her Master’s Degree at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag in the Netherlands under the guidance of Enrico Gatti. Throughout her studies and professional career she has collaborated with some of the most inspiring personalities and pioneers in the world of Early Music and historically informed performance like Philippe Herreweghe, Ton Koopman, Marcel Ponseele, Marco Beasley, Enrico Gatti, Philippe Pierlot and Skip Sempe. She also toured extensively with groups as; Collegium Vocale Gent, Ricercar Consort, De Nederlandse Bachevereniging and Ensemble Aurora, among others.
Those experiences have encouraged her to search for her own answers and have led her to find a musical context of her own. She has developed a particular interest in the vocal aspect of violin playing as one of the most important means to communicate with her audience. She equally enjoys performing on other instruments of the violin family such as; viola, violino piccolo as well as viola d’amore. Soon after her graduation, Joanna was invited to establish a violin class at the Early Music Department at the Music Academy in Łódź, Poland. She was later appointed the assistant to the violin class of Mira Glodeanu at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles where she has been teaching regularly since 2015. Simultaneously coaching at numerous masterclasses in Europe, Asia and South America. She has been invited regularly to lead orchestras such as Il Gardellino, Les Agremens, Les Muffatti, Toujours Mozart Festival Orchestra, Cappella Cracoviensis, Köllner Academie, Luthers Bach Ensemble and Geneva Camerata.
However dedicated to historically informed performance, Joanna often gets inspiration from a fruitful exchange of ideas sharing the stage with her colleagues from different fields such as jazz, contemporary, popular and world music and contemporary dance. Apart from live performances, she can be heard on labels as Alpha, Glossa, Naïve, Arcana, Ramée, Et’Cetera, Passacaille, Sony and Deutche Grammophon.
Her violin was made by Hendrick Jacobs in Amsterdam in 1689 and was faithfully restored to original playing condition by Philippe Poissonniez.