Joanna Freszel is a two-time recipient of scholarships from the Minister of Culture, of the Pro Polonia programme, ISA2012, has been nominated three times for the Polityka weekly’s Paszport Polityki award, received a Magna cum Laude medal (2013), a Young Poland scholarship (2014) and a Złoty Orfeusz award (2016). She was nominated in two categories for the Fryderyk awards in 2016 for the album real life song. She was also nominated for the Koryfeusz award in 2017 and won the Paszport Polityki award in (2017).
She won prizes in, among others, the Halina Halska Competition, the Karol Szymanowski Competition, the Reszke Competition, the Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition and the J:opera Voice Competition isa 12. She is also a finalist of the Viotti Competition.
Joanna Freszel has recorded music for film and radio plays and took part in numerous festivals, including Prawykonania, Warsaw Autumn, Aix-en Provence, Contrechamps, Sacrum Profanum, Silesian Quartet and Guests, Saaremaa Opera Days, Opera in the Town Hall Festival, Musica Polonica Nova and Melos-Etos. She works together with the Estonian National Opera, Teatr Wielki – the National Opera in Warsaw and with Teatr Wielki in Poznań.
She has appeared as Musetta in Puccini’s „La Bohème”, Vénus and Phrygienne in Rameau’s “Dardanus”, Fiordiligi in Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte”, Marguerite in Gounod’s “Faust”, the Machine in Wołek’s “Nici” [Threads], Susanna in Langer’s “Figaro gets a divorce”, Psyche in Różycki’s “Eros & Psyche” and Inanna in Nowak’s “ahat ili – Sister of the Gods”.
She was invited to sing with the National Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, with symphony orchestras in Białystok, Cracow, Szczecin and Zielona Góra, with the Silesian and Świętokrzyska orchestras, Sinfonia Varsovia, Sinfonia Iuventus, the Beethoven Academy Orchestra, with orchestras in Lvov, Odessa, the Österreichisches Ensemble für Neue Musik, Ereprijs, AUKSO and the New Music Orchestra.
Joanna Freszel specialises in performance of contemporary music, but she also successfully sings parts from works in all periods. She also holds a master of engineering degree in environmental protection from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Warsaw.