Named after the great 20th century Polish Composer Witold Lutoslawski, the Lutoslawski Quartet is one of the leading young polish quartets. Since its formation in 2007, the group has quickly established itself on Polish and international classical music scene, appearing at numerous prestigious festivals: ‘Warsaw Autumn’, Wratislavia Cantans, Klarafestival in Brussels, Ankara Music Festival in Turkey, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Tongyegong International Music Festival in South Korea, World Music Days, and Jazztopad. Lutosławski Quartet has performed in the following concert halls: Kioi Hall in Tokio, YST Conservatory in Singapore, Hangzhou Theatre in Hangzhou, Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Megaron in Athens, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Bozar and Brussels Opera, as well as at SESC in São Paulo, Warsaw Philharmonic and the S1 Studio of the Polish Radio in Warsaw. The ensemble has cooperated with IRCAM – Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Lutosławski Quartet has enjoyed collaborations with Garrick Ohlsson, Kevin Kenner, Bruno Canino, Michel Lethiec, Tomoko Akasaka, Eugene Indjic, Ryszard Groblewski, Andrzej Bauer, and with outstanding jazz musicians: Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Uri Caine and Benoît Delbecq.
Their recording catalogue includes the following labels: Naxos, NFM, DUX and CD Accord.
Lutosławski Quartet performs mainly music of the 20th and 21st centuries, with a focus on Polish music, including works by Witold Lutosławski, Karol Szymanowski, Paweł Mykietyn, and Marcin Markowicz, the latter a member of the Lutosławski Quartet.
Lutosławski Quartet is one of the resident ensembles of the National Forum of Music in Wrocław.
1. W. Lutosławski – Opera omnia 01 – chamber music, CD Accord, 2008
2. Bridge – string quartets by D. Shostakovich, M. Markowicz, K. Szymanowski, CD Accord, 2012
3. String Quartets: W. Lutosławski, P. Mykietyn, Dux, 2014
4. G. Bacewicz – Complete String Quartets vol. 1, Naxos, 2015