Bartosz Kwasecki

Bartosz Kwasecki graduated from music school in Gliwice (Poland) in 2008 in Jan Hawryszków and Wojciech Front class. He earned his Master’s degree in Academy of Music in Wrocław (Poland) under Dariusz Bator in 2013. He continued his studies at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff in Meyrick Alexander’s, Stephen Marsden’s and David Buckland’s class, and graduated in 2015.

In 2009, together with bassoon quartet “Diabolus in Musica”, he won the second prize in the International Chamber Music Competition in Jawor and high commendation in the 2010 edition. In 2014 he was awarded Professional Pathways scholarship by Sinfonia Cymru. The year after, together with “Seren Winds” quintet he won the June Emerson Wind Music Launchpad Prize.

He started his professional musician career in 2008. He played with many orchestras in city of Wrocław such as: “Wrocław Youth Orchestra”, Music Theater “Capitol” and “Sound Factory Orchestra”. In 2011 he successfully auditioned to “I, Culture Orchestra” established on the occasion of Polish presidency in European Union. Together with ICO Bartosz took part in European tour during which he played in most prestigious concert halls such as: Royal Festival Hall in London, Berlin Philharmonic, Berwaldhallen in Stockholm, Palais de Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Teatro Real in Madrid, National Opera in Kiev and National Philharmonic in Warsaw. During this tour he played under the baton of sir Neville Marriner and Paweł Kotla together with soloists: Arabella Steinbacher, Peter Jablonski, Anna Baeva, Agata Szymczewska. In 2012 he became a member of the ICO again. In artistic season 2012-2013 he played with the Opera in Wrocław. Since he has moved to Cardiff, he performed with Welsh National Opera, Sinfonia Cymru, Welsh Sinfonia, Sinfonia Newydd, Sound Affairs and City of Cardiff Syphony Orchestra.

Currently Bartosz is involved in several artistic projects, including Arcadia festival and “Bryn Terfel at 50” concert, in the Royal Albert Hall.