I love this moment when I feel that the audience has entered my world of emotions, the world of the character being portrayed. The feeling that I can lead people to any world I want gives me freedom and artistic fulfillment as well as real joy of being an opera singer.

Joanna Sojka (Radziszewska) is a lyric-coloratura soprano. In 2014 graduated with honours from the Academy of Music in Cracow, Poland. In 2016/2017 she studied singing at the Department of Early Music in University of Arts Bremen at the class of Peter Kooij and Katharina Rössner-Stütz.

Prize winner of 3rd International Early Music Vocal Competition “Canticum Gaudium” in Poznań, Poland. She won a distinction at the 4th International Competition of Solo Sacred Singing “Ars et gloria” in Katowice, Poland.

The artist performs in Poland and abroad, performing works from the Renaissance to film music. She performed with Sinfonietta Cracovia, Oh! Orkiestra Historyczna, Capella Cracoviensis, Wrocław Baroque Orchestra, Baroque Collegium 1685, Harmonia Sacra, Weser-Renaissance Bremen, Ensemble Mare Nostrum. Joanna had the opportunity to perform under the baton of such outstanding conductors as Joshua Rifkin, Marc Minkowski, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Vincent Dumestr, Dirk Vermeulen, Dirk Brossé.

 So far, the artist has performed the following roles: Queen of the Night in the Piccolo Magic Flute at the Warsaw Chamber Opera, Poland; Euridice from the “Orfeo ed Euridice” by Ch. W. Gluck dir. Magdalena Piekorz, music director Stefan Plewniak at Opera Nova Bydgoszcz, Poland; Nina in “Il giovedi grasso” by G. Donizetti and Serafina in “Il campanello” G. Donizetti at the Warsaw Chamber Opera, Poland; Celia in “Lucio Silla” by W. A. Mozart at the Opera RARA festival, Capella Cracoviensis orchestra led by Alessandro Moccia; Cleone/ Une Ombre Hereuse/ Une suivante d’Phebe „Castor et Pollux” J. Ph. Rameau director Deda C. Colonna, conducted by Benjamin Bayl at the Warsaw Chamber, Poland; Eurinda, the queen of Sicily from the opera “Moro per amore” by A. Stradella staged in the Roman Theater Palazzo Altemps, conducted by Andrea De Carlo; Belinda in „Dido and Aeneas” H. Purcell in Grand Theatre (director – Paul Esswood), Poznań; Konstanze in the “Oriental adventure” based on the W. A. Mozart opera “Die Entführung aus dem Serail” KV 384 staged by the Warsaw Chamber Opera, Poland; Marzia in J.A. Hasse’s opera “Arminio” with {Oh!} Orkiestra Historyczna, City Theater Gliwice, Poland; Megacle from the opera A. Vivldi „L’ Olimpiade” conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini in Wrocław.

An important place in the repertoire of the artist is occupied by the following parts: W. A. Mozart – Queen of the Night, Celia, Ismene, Ilia, Zerlina, Susanna; G. Donizetti – Norina; V. Bellini – Elvira ( I Purytani), Amina (Sleepwalker); Ch. Gounod – Julietta (Romeo and Juliet) ; G. Verdi – Gilda (Rigoletto); R. Strauss – Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos); J. Strauss – Adela (Die Fledermaus); J. Offenbach – Olimpia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann); G. F. Handel – Morgana (Alcina), Dalinda (Ariodante), Dorinda (Orlando) as well as oratorios (e.g. Schöpfung, Jahreszeiten, Carmina Burana, Gloria by Poulenc) and songs. The artist has performed with a repertoire of film music. She performed, among others: Vocalise from the movie “The Ninth Gate” by Wojciech Kilar, solo fragments from the soundtracks from “Lord of the Rings”, “Tytus Andronicus”, “Gladiator”, “Inception”, “Princess Mononoke”.

Since 2009, Joanna has been developing her interest in film music. She performed, among others Vocalise from the movie “The Ninth Gate” by Wojciech Kilar, solo fragments from the soundtracks to the movies “Lord of the Rings”, “Tytus Andronicus”, “Gladiator”, “Inception”, “Princess Mononoke”. By participating in nine editions of the Film Music Festival in Krakow where she performed film music coming out from many iconic film productions and often working with its composers and famous worldclass conductors. 

In January 2021, the artist’s first solo album was released as part of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage scholarship, containing songs by the Polish composer Eugeniusz Pankiewicz “Songs unknown”.

You can listen to the album on streaming platform – link: