Versatile accordion player with classical and contemporary music professional training.
Experienced in all kind of music from classical and contemporary to french, eastern, russian, klezmer, tango.
I am performing also with:
ACCORDION+ GUITAR duo
Tango Music quintet - accordion, piano, violin, guitar and double bass
Jazz quartet: accordion, guitar, drums, double bass
Below you can find my short biography.
Bartosz Glowacki is one of the leading lights of a new generation of accordionists. His artistic goal is to improve awareness of the accordion in classical music, as well as to develop a new repertoire for his instrument.
He was born in Poland, where he has studied classical accordion with Professor Andrzej Smolik in the National Music School in Sanok. He is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Professor Owen Murray.
Bartosz won the Polish Young Musician of the Year in 2009, following which he represented Poland in the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition in Vienna. Here, he performed Mikolaj Majkusiak's "Concerto Classicco" for accordion and symphony orchestra in the grand finale with the ORF Vienna Symphony Orchestra. He is a recipient of many prizes in National, as well as International Music Competitions.
As a soloist he has performed in many prestigious concert halls, for example The Wigmore Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The Purcell Room, The Colston Hall, Studio S1 of The Polish National Radio Station, Salle Cortot and many others. He has premiered compositions by Luke Bedford, Richard Causton, Christopher Austin, Maciej Zimka, and Johannes Schöllhorn, as well as working with famous conductors like Trevor Pinnock, Lukasz Borowicz, Roland Klutting, Cornelius Meister, Anna Mroz, Jonathan Mann, Michael Collins and Wojciech Mrozek.
As well as being a soloist, Bartosz is a founding member of The Deco Ensemble, a group that was established in 2013. The ensemble has toured Europe extensively. Highlights from last season included sold-out performances in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Brighton, York, Bristol, Brussels, Bratislava, Strasbourg, Rome and Poland, including appearances at Wigmore Hall, Colston Hall, Norfolk and Norwich festival. Next season’s engagements include recitals at the Purcell Room, Royal Albert Hall, the Harwich and Oundle Festivals, and are taking the ensemble as far as Azerbaijan.
Bartosz has worked with institutions like The Royal Opera House, The Chroma Ensemble, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The City of London Sinfonia, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Sinfonia Varsovia and many others. In these contexts, he has performed multiple new operas and orchestral works, which feature the accordion in several different styles. His plan for the year ahead is to release his solo CD featuring contemporary music for accordion. Bartosz's study is supported by Zaleski Foundation.
Lynette Maja• Nov. 15, 2018
"The client reported back that “he was brilliant and the customers loved him”.
I’m sure we’ll want him again next year!"
How long do you play for?
depends on needs - usual booking is 1 hour
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
No, equipment is acoustic
How much space do you require?
2 square meters with chair
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Yes if contacted well in advance more than 1 month
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
For 1 hour of music no breaks For 2 hours - 20 min break between sets For 3 hours - 2x15min break
Solo accordion music: