Johanna Doll, the youngest daughter of composer and church music director Karl Maria Doll, began playing the piano at the tender age of three and soon received lessons from her father. Her exceptional talent and passion for music became evident at an early age. From the age of five, she regularly performed as a soloist and in various ensembles in her hometown of Erding.
At the age of 13, she was accepted into the piano class of Prof. Claude-France Journès (University of Music and Performing Arts Munich). At 16, she earned a coveted spot as a young student in piano at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, where she studied under the guidance of Prof. Klaus Kaufmann as part of a program for highly gifted young musicians. Continuing her studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich, she pursued her concert piano studies with Prof. Franz Massinger and Prof. Thomas Böckheler, ultimately graduating with the highest distinction. Throughout her education, she had the privilege of participating in masterclasses led by renowned pianists such as Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, Michel Beroff, Anna Barutti, Erik Tawastsjerna, and Oliver Kern, enriching her musical development and providing valuable insights.
Johanna Doll is a multiple prize winner in competitions such as Jugend Musiziert and the Karl Lang Competition, and she has been recognized as a scholarship recipient of Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now and the Richard Wagner Association Bayreuth. She has performed numerous concerts both nationally and internationally, including at the Gasteig Munich and as part of the Munich Piano Festival. She has also been invited to give opening concerts for international piano masterclasses and has performed as a soloist with the Medizinerorchester Munich, Erdinger Kammerorchester, Fraunberg Orchestra, and the Symphonic Orchestra Christi Himmelfahrt Munich.
However, Johanna Doll is not only an outstanding pianist but also a gifted presenter. In her concerts, she shares her experiences as a synesthete, providing insights into the colors and shapes she sees in music. This allows the audience to delve even deeper into the music and experience the pieces in a new way, a fact that has been repeatedly highlighted by the press.
Since the age of 18, Johanna Doll has been actively involved in charitable endeavors. She performs benefit concerts for hospice associations, palliative care units, and other patient care facilities throughout Germany, providing financial support and raising awareness for their important work.
Furthermore, Johanna regularly gives patient concerts in hospitals. Her aim is to bring moments of beauty to patients and offer them a brief respite from the hospital environment. Johanna Doll is particularly committed to using her music for a good cause and making a contribution to society. She firmly believes that music can have a healing effect and wants to utilize this power to help people in difficult situations. As Yehudi Menuhin once said, "Music heals, music comforts, music brings joy." Johanna Doll strives to achieve exactly that with her music, bringing comfort and joy to people in challenging circumstances.