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“Wonderful pianist and musician of temperament” 

Pierre Gervasoni, LE MONDE newspaper

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« Si Joanna porte en elle le don et la grâce,

elle possède par delà les frontières,

la beauté de l’audace. »


                 Born into a British-Turkish family, Joanna Goodale is a French-Swiss pianist with an eclectic career, opening up the classical repertoire to sacred music of the Middle and Far East,

through her interpretations and compositions.


Hailed by the press (BBC, Le Monde, France Musique, … ), her two solo albums BACH IN A CIRCLE and DEBUSSY IN RESONANCE reached a large audience and were supported by the Fondation Tempo, the Fondation Engelberts and the Swiss National Radio RTS (Espace 2). 


Joanna Goodale is regularly invited to perform in Europe. Graduated from a Master in Piano (Geneva) and a Master in Social Anthropology (London), she benefited from the advice of international pianists such as Alice Ader, Alain Kremski, Menahem Pressler and Anne Queffélec. Inspired by improvising pianists such as Gabriela Montero and Jean-François Zygel, she plays in concert her own comprovisations, linked to the classical repertoire.


Passionate of transcultural projects, she created BACH IN CIRCLES with whirling dancer Joseph Gebrael, and AFSHAN TRIO - of persian inspiration - with Pouya Khoshravesh (kamanche) and Simon Leleux (percussion). She also collaborated with Leili Anvar in poetic concert-readings, with the actress Pascale Bessard around the life of Erik SATIE and with the Kora player S.Cissokho around mandinka music.


Born in Switzerland, Joanna Goodale studied at the Music Conservatory of Geneva where her musical talent and perfect pitch were quickly noticed. She continued her studies at the Haute Ecole de Musique (HEM) de Genève with Dominique Weber, in the lineage of Leon Fleisher. Joanna is also specialized in piano pedagogy (Master) and has taught passionately for over a decade. She now offers masterclasses and workshops in schools, festivals and on the fringes of her concerts.


Deeply convinced that music can transcend borders and touch the sublime, she invites her public to enter in communion with sound and silence in a space-time of rare intensity.

Invited at: Pianoctambule, Festival Font-Romeu, Musée du Piano, Festival Soufi de Paris, Institut des Cultures d'Islam, Festival de Pompignan, Institut Yunus Emre, Festival de la Cité de Lausanne (Switzerland), Lavaux Classic, Piano Salon Cristophori (Germany), …

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« Joanna Goodale's playing is above all natural and, imbued with genuine research, flourishes with freedom and spontaneity »

Dominique Weber

Piano teacher at the Geneva University of Music

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