Winner of numerous competitions, Bartosz Glowacki was named Polish Young Musician of the Year in 2009 and represented his country the following year at the Eurovision Young Musicians. 

Bartosz 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. Founder of the Deco Ensemble, he has worked with renowned artists from various musical worlds, such as Nigel Kennedy and Trevor Pinnock. He also plays regularly with international orchestras and companies, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Opera House. He recently worked with Apartment House on their revival of the opera Dejligt vejr i dag, n’est-ce pas, Ibsen? by Henning Christiansen in New York and Copenhagen.

Glowacki was a City Music Foundation Artist in 2015 and has received numerous awards from the Zygmunt Zaleski Foundation, The Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Biddy Baxter and John Hosier Music Trust, and Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He was selected to be part of the Open Space residencies at Snape Maltings in 2016 and recently won the Sir John Manduell Prize at the Bromsgrove International Competition.

In 2020, Glowacki released his debut album, Genesis, featuring solo accordion works and double concerto with British jazz guitarist Rob Luft. This album has been praised by critics as a ‘fascinating tour through the centuries’ (Göran Forsling) and showcasing ‘some terrific playing and fine contemporary writing for the instrument’ (Robert Hugill).

Photo by Krystian Data