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« It's quite a journey, a real exploration, an experience to be lived by listening to the whole of his first CD, very well constructed in dialogue with Bach's music. »

Corinne Schneider "Le Bach du dimanche"


« Joanna Goodale's playing is above all natural and, imbued with authentic research, blossoms in freedom and spontaneity.  »

Dominique Weber, piano teacher at  Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève

« What a talent ! »

Menahem Pressler, international pianist

« Joanna Goodale is undoubtedly a singular artist who should be followed closely. The young pianist's extremely sensitive and highly articulate playing is complemented by a rare sensitivity that she brings to bear on a passionate and stimulating musical curiosity. »

Jean-Marie Blanchard, Former Director of Grand Théâtre de Genève, de l'Opéra de Nancy et de Lorraine

« From Joanna Goodale, we can truly say that "value doesn't wait for years"! She is incredibly talented [...] She plays Bach as a primordial and intimate language and builds musical bridges with the Sufi East which, under her fairy fingers, become melodic and spiritual evidences. Magnificent!  »


Leili Anvar, journalist at Le Monde des Religions, lecturer in Persian literature.


RTBF Musiq3 - Puisque vous avez du Talent - 22 mars 2020

""Music is looking deep within oneself, something to offer to the world".

Interview (70 minutes)

 Listen to the broadcast (in French)

RTS Espace 2 - Versus-Écouter - 24 June 2019

"Joanna Goodale, her musical influences"

Interview (60 minutes) Listen to the broadcast (in French)

FRANCE MUSIQUE - Le Bach du Dimanche - 16 June 2019 

Disk output "Bach in a Circle" (Label Paraty) Listen to the broadcast (in French)

RTS Espace 2 - Magnétique - 22 mai 2019

"Bach in a Circle, new album from Joanna Goodale"

Interview (60 minutes) Listen to the broadcast (in French)

RTS Espace 2 - Versus-Écouter - 05 février 2019

"From Bach to Rûmi, Joanna Goodale's musical quest"

Interview and live piano live (60 minutes) Listen to the broadcast (in French)

RTS Espace 2 - Anticyclone - 9 août 2018

"Joanna Goodale at the Aubes musicales des Bains des Pâquis"

Interview (4 minutes) Listen to the broadcast (in French)

RTS Espace 2 - Versus-Écouter - 12 mai 2017

""Piano Improvisation"  Bach & Gurdjieff

Interview and live piano (60 minutes) Listen to the broadcast (in French)


RSI1 - Journal de 20h - 17 août 2018

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17.08.18  Broadcasting of excerpts from the open-air concert at Aubes Musicales in Geneva.


Magazine Pianonews (DE) nov-dec 2019 

"...This journey of sound is all the more powerful when Joanna Goodale's arrangements of Sufi music follow directly after her interpretations of Bach or when she interweaves Sufi-style meditations with Bach's music in her own works (as in "Balkan Bach"). In fact, it becomes audible just how similar - and therefore universal - the spiritual forces are...." 

Magazine TRAJECTOIRE (CH) 24. 06.19 

Interview in LE COURRIER MAG (version web ici)  23.05.19


Article dans MUSICALIFEITEN (The Netherlands) 17. 07. 19

par Jan de Kruijff

(original in Dutch)

« [...] The Swiss pianist with a Anglo-Turkish background [...] takes the view that music can transcend boundaries and approach the sublime [...] At the very least, the experiment is unique and interesting, and it is obvious that Joanna Goodale can improvise and play the piano very well. »

Interview dans GANGFLOW (France) 5. 07.19

par Anne-Sandrine Di Girolamo

« Bach in a Circle : an unusual encounter with Sufi music»

« [...] Bach in a Circle is a disc imbued with creativity and a disarming ability to bring together two very different musical cultures. Joanna Goodale, irreverent young piano talent, manages to enchant an ever-growing audience.  »

Article dans Site OVERGROWN PATH (UK) 04. 07. 19

par Bob Shingleton


Article : « From Persia with Love »

« [...] All too often this kind of project is more Bach/Sufi collision than Bach/Sufi fusion. But Joanna's classical training [...] means it is often difficult to tell where Bach ends and Goodale begins, which is high praise indeed. »

Article MY BIG GENEVA 10.04.19

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Article in MY BIG GENEVA 06.06.18


« Driven by the very essence of music, this brilliant pianist has designed her latest opus, Bach Kosmos, according to the ellipse model, bringing together a selection of scores she has at her disposal in a dynamic movement of which she occupies the centre. »

François Passard, Director of Fundation L'ABRI, Geneva 01.09.2017



The act of creation is a round, an infinite cycle that engages one's steps in the work of composers from the past and present. Tonight the church resounds with the happy notes of a pianist composing. It is inspired by the great Johann Sebastian Bach and the Mediterranean worlds. A silent and attentive listening seized the audience very quickly seduced by this young and beautiful artist who explains us with simplicity and precision her work made of excellence and sharing ...

A hypnotic ballet of perpetual rounds embraces us. A light dance leads our spirit into a radiant wandering...

Joanna's country is made of serenity, purity and an authenticity that knows how to touch us in the deepest way

Saison Musicale de Laboule, Ardèche 24.06.2017


"At the microphone of "Versus-Écouter", the young pianist evokes her career, of course, and we discover her personality, which we imagine strong and sensitive, in all honesty, sitting at the Bösendorfer piano in the studio for three pieces interpreted, presented, shared, between Bach and her own work of improvisation.

How does a melody come to life under the fingers, adorned with the moment and blossoming in spontaneity? Eternal questions and answers that are always personal and intimate. Joanna Goodale seems to cultivate naturalness and openness; it's up to us to discover her and let her lead us into her modest and confident world".

Jean-Luc Rieder, Espace 2 / Radio Télévision Suisse, Lausanne 12.05.2017




Rare moment, hold your breath, captive audience, bewitched at the first bar. Joanna has composed a perfect programme of intelligence.  The concert opens with Frédéric Chopin's Mazurkas [...] which she lays down with nostalgic finesse.

The tone is set for this concert where Joanna continues with a breathtaking improvisation which she extends with Maurice Ravel's Valses nobles et sentimentales, from which she releases all the troubling expressivity...

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Fondation L’ABRI, Genève 03.06.2016


«...The concert by pianist Joanna Goodale played to a full house on Sunday afternoon at the Auditorium Cziffra. It was a musical journey through the dance that the pianist proposed, with three Mazurkas by Chopin and Ravel's Noble and Sentimental Waltzes. Before ending with two Mazurkas by Scriabin, Gurdjieff's mystical dances, collected during his travels in the East, mesmerised the audience....»

Journal La Montagne, La Chaise-Dieu 21.05.2016


« Menahem Pressler told us: Beware of talent!

The enchanting programme consisting of Bach's French Suite n. 3 BWV 814, Beethoven's Sonata op. 90 n. 27, Brahms' Three Intermezzi op. 117 plunged the audience into a meditative listening experience...»

Fondation L’ABRI, Genève 30.05.2015


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