Composer, conductor, lecturer at Academy of Music in Kraków. Since 2000 she is a chief executive director, as well as artistic director of Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice. Read more »about: Joanna Wnuk-Nazarowa
Traditional Polish Highlander music, electronic drum’n’bass, dub and trip-hop. Beautiful vocal harmonies and beatbox. Psio Crew is back on stage with new ideas and inspired by even more innovative music. Read more »about: Psio Crew
One of the best Polish drummers together with sampling master. Sobura and Teielte, after a few concerts as a warm-up, are scheduled to release their first album in February 2017. Read more »about: Sotei
One of the most compelling young Polish bands began as a random group of people improvising together during a session. The event went so well that the septet, without any changes in their line-up, has already published three LPs and show no signs of slowing down. Read more »about: Innercity Ensemble
They are often situated within so-called post-metal scene. They often tour with other interesting bands from Polish metal scene. However, Entropy is very free in their approach to metal, as they often add elements of psychedelic music, progressive rock, electronic music and shoegaze into their compositions. Read more »about: Entropia
Vocalist and producer, MIN t’s real name is Martyna Kubicz. Her musical interests are electronic dance music and neo soul. Her debut longplay is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2017. Read more »about: MIN t
One of defining artists of Polish independent music of the turn of the 21st century. Guitarist and DJ, radio personality, talent scout, propagator of electronic music and many more. Read more »about: Maceo Wyro
A singer (bass), he received Marta Eggerth and Jan Kiepura Prize at the International Moniuszko Vocal Competition. He can be seen performing in various opera houses across Poland, Germany and Switzerland. A Polityka Passports 2016 nominee. Read more »about: Krzysztof Bączyk
A young Polish quartet that combines love to classical music with a true affection for guitar. The quartet was created in 2013 in Poznań but is now associated with Denmark. Read more »about: Erlendis Quartet
One of the most original bands on the Polish folk scene, Muzykanci, draws its power from the junction of great individuals. Muzykanci performed both on weddings in villages and at world’s biggest festivals. Their repertoire comprises thrilling versions of Polish folk songs from various regions of Poland, as well as Lemko, Hungarian, Balkan, Gypsy, and Jewish tunes. Read more »about: Muzykanci
A violinist and pedagogue, plays on a violin crafted by Petrus Guarnerius in 1734 in Venice. She was born on January 1st 1929 in Warsaw and currently lives in Australia. Read more »about: Wanda Wiłkomirska
Robotobibok may not exist anymore, but the band’s imprint on the Polish music scene – not only the albums they’ve recorded, but also several important bands where former members of Robotobibok perform now – still lives on. Read more »about: Robotobibok
Highly sensitive individualist incorporating the DIY (do-it-yourself) method into his work. Adam Byczowski, performing as Better Person, settled down in Berlin and released an album on which the kitschy 80s pop, treated completely seriously, became a language used to talk about love, closeness, and vexation.
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Coals is not another ‘electronic duo from Poland’ or the next band the journalists have great hopes in. Already before their album was released, Kasia and Łukasz caught attention of a big group of fans, organisers of the most important Polish festivals, and professionals from the British magazine The Quietus and the American radio KEXP.
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Księżyc (Polish for ‘the Moon’), present for two decades only on low-budget records, cassettes, and the internet, has managed to delight a big group of people, including those who don’t know Polish Read more »about: Księżyc
Numerous bands all over the world are called Kinsky, but the Polish one is very original. This incredibly noisy quartet builds every concert like a performance, dragging the audience into a common experience.
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Rafał Zapała is a composer, pianist, drummer, and live electronics musician. He is assistant professor at the Composition Department, and member of the Electroacoustic Music Studio at the Academy of Music in Poznań.
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In Jazzpospolita’s music there is a clash between rock and jazz, power and lyricism. The band's melodic, clear songs were complemented by their energy at concerts even at the start of their career. Improvisation and, with time, more and more melancholy, burst into the orderly structures of their music. Read more »about: Jazzpospolita
T’ien Lai was established by Kuba Ziołek and Łukasz Jędrzejczak (both born in 1985). The name of the band comes from an imaginary brand of cigarettes smoked by the main character of ‘The Man in the High Castle’ by Philip K. Dick. It can be roughly translated from Japanese as ‘heavenly music’. Read more »about: T’ien Lai
Sorry Boys started out their career by recording ordinary rock songs with female vocals. With time their sound became more nuanced — they introduced more synthesizers and electronics. The music gained both on individuality and catchiness. They were compared to Florence And The Machine, partially thanks to the voice, charisma and scenic outfits of Bela Komoszyńska.
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Łukasz Twarkowski is an author of theatre plays, performances, installations and movies, and a member of an interdisciplinary Identity Problem Group collective whose aim so to combine visual and performative arts with literature, architecture and soundart. He’s a director at Polski Theater in Wrocław and National Stary Theater in Kraków. Read more »about: Łukasz Twarkowski
A tenor born in Jawor is one of the most promising young Polish tenors: he has performed in La Scala, Covent Garden, Carnegie Hall and other prestigious concert halls and has recorded for Sony, Warner and Deutsche Grammophon. Read more »about: Krystian Adam Krzeszowiak
The reception of Taco Hemingway’s recordings in 2015 is the best proof that such a rapper was needed in Poland. Both fans and journalists were ecstatic about his albums. Taco Hemingway plays the music in the style of the first years of Polish hip-hop, not looking up to anybody, technically uncouth but very literary. Read more »about: Taco Hemingway
If you want to listen to Polish rock and roll you should start with The Stubs. There is one little ‘but’ – their songs, style of playing and recording, as well as the attitude on stage are – using the advertisement language – the quintessence of style and the best proof that rock and roll is international. The Stubs sing in English. Read more »about: The Stubs
String quartet founded in 1995 in Warsaw. Given their worldwide career, they are recognized as the ambassadors of polish music on international level. A significant place in their repertoire is reserved for the composer chosen as ensemble’s namesake, Karol Szymanowski Read more »about: Szymanowski Quartet
A Polish jazz musician, saxophonist, flautist, arranger and composer. After graduating from a music school in Cracow, he debuted in 1960 in a Witold Miszczak’s band. Muniak learned quickly and was soon spotted by Tomasz Stańko who asked the young musician to join Jazz Darings. Read more »about: Janusz Muniak