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"In terms of blows, for me the coup de foudre was Bartosz Glowacki. By instinct, a solo accordion is not my top choice for a good night out. Life deals its shocks, however. (...) the young Pole creates a poignant and distinctive sound world."

Fiona Maddocks - The Observer

Bartosz is a City Music Foundation Artist and has received numerous awards from the Zygmunt Zaleski Foundation, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Biddy Baxter and John Hosier Music Trust, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland. He was selected to be part of the ‘Open Space’ residency at Snape Maltings in 2016 and recently won the ‘Sir John Manduell Prize’ at the Bromsgrove International Competition.


Student of Professors Grzegorz Bednarczyk and Andrzej Smolik, Bartosz was offered a place under the tutelage of Owen Murray at the Royal Academy of Music where he graduated with honours and received the Regency Award in 2016.


Bartosz plays an accordion by Pigini (model Sirius Millennium) and he would like to thank the City Music Foundation for their financial and artistic support.

BARTOSZ glowacki

Described as ‘versatile, full of charisma, characterized by extraordinary care for sound quality’, the accordionist Bartosz Glowacki certainly shows the qualities of a rising star. Winner of numerous competitions, he was awarded the Polish Young Musician of the Year in 2009 and represented Poland at the Eurovision for Young Musician Competition in Vienna.


He has performed as a soloist in prestigious concert halls including the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican, the Royal Albert Hall, La Salle Cortot and the Witold Lutoslawski Concert Studio of Polish Radio. Bartosz is recognized as an active chamber musician. Founder of the Deco Ensemble, he has worked with renowned artists from various musical worlds, such as Nigel Kennedy, Trevor Pinnock, Atom String Quartet, Tanita Tikaram, Manchester Collective, Lizzie Ball and Gabriella Swallow. He also plays regularly with international orchestras and companies, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta, the Chroma Ensemble, the National Theatre and the Royal Opera House in London. He recently worked with the Apartment House group for their revival of the opera Dejligt vejr i dag, n’est-ce pas, Ibsen? by Henning

Christiansen in New York and Copenhagen.

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