Accordion player named Polish Young Musician of the Year
PR dla Zagranicy
Accordion player Bartosz Kołsut has been named Poland’s Young Musician of the Year and will represent Poland in the finals of the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition in Cologne on 31 May.
Bartosz attends a music school in Radom and his honours include First Prize at the Akordeon-Wettbewerb Festival in Vienna in 2011.
The 18-year-old has held grants from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage and the Mayor of Radom. He also plays the bandoneon and is fond of Piazzola and the popular repertoire, performing not only as a soloist but also in duos with another accordion or saxophone.
Seven hopefuls competed in the finals of the contest which is the most important promotion of the youngest generation of Polish musicians who were accompanied by the Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Łukasz Borowicz and the jury included the American pianist Kevin Kenner and the composer and instrumentalist Krzesimir Dębski. (mk/pg)