- Jan Kaczmarzyk (viola)
- Krzysztof Lasoń (violin)
- Robert Waszut (doublebass)
- Stanisław Lasoń (cello)
- Zbigniew Michałek (violin)
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VOLOSI is one of the most prominent ensembles in the Polish world music scene.
Their debut at The New Tradition Festival in 2010 yielded all possible awards. One year later their piece “Dusk” won Svetozar Stracina Grand Prix at The European Broadcasting Union in Bratislava, named the best European folk composition in 2011. In 2012 their CD ranked among the top in the World Music Charts Europe.
VOLOSI and their music reach far beyond the folk music category. Its essence is the energy of remote musical worlds colliding. Crossing boundaries is part of the show. Traditional musicians meet classical instrumentalists and travel along, reaching the unheard before. Their music derives from the tradition only partly. Rather, they are people immersed in tradition, creating a totally new quality. It was the same story when jazz was born.
Even though their music sounds familiar, it really is entirely original and inimitable.
Here is what they say about playing together:
“Remembering something that we have forgotten is the root of our music making. It is a primeval joy of conversing with sounds. It is something that truly moves us and puts us into a trance. Purely sensual feeling, fun with rhythm, sounds, harmony and echoes. We love this trance.”
VOŁOSI performed on various european and worldwide stages. Their concert tours in Germany, Denmark, Georgia, Ukraine, and Belarus have been received enthusiastically both by the critic and the audience.
They performed for the leaders of the nations of Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary, Latvia, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine.
Their concerts were broadcasted live by Polish Radio 2, Polish Radio 3 and Westdeutscher Rundfunk 3.