Kołodziejski, Leszek

An accordionist, soloist and chamber musician, music arranger and session musician, he graduated from the Grażyna & Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź. He has recorded music notably by Zbigniew Bargielski, Paweł Łukowiec, Mikołaj Majkusiak, Krzysztof Olczak, Bronisław Kazimierz Przybylski, and Artur Zagajewski. He has performed at festivals such as Fiesta della Musica in Rome, Spring Voices in Moscow, Alkagran Autumn Music Festival in CzechowiceDziedzice, Film Trailers Festival in Wałbrzych, Silesian Quartet & Guests Chamber Music Festival in Katowice, International Accordion Music Festival in Przemyśl, Science, Technology and Arts Festival in Łódź, Dialogue of Four Cultures Festival in Łódź, Film Music Festival in Łódź, Music Competition Award Winners’ Festival in Bydgoszcz, and Musica Moderna in Łódź. He has also appeared with the Łódź and Zabrze Philharmonics. 

Leszek Kołodziejski has won awards at national and international competitions, including the International Accordion Competition in Pula (1st Prize for chamber ensembles, 2007), International Accordion Music Festival in Przemyśl, Poland (1997, 1998, 2004), Coupe Mondiale in Copenhagen (1st Prize for chamber ensembles, 2002), Andrzej Krzanowski International Accordion Competition in Czechowice-Dziedzice (1st Prize and Special Prize, 2002), Klingenthal Competition (1st Prize for chamber ensemble in 2002 and for soloist in 1999), International Accordion Competition in Poprad (1st Prize and Special Prize for the youngest contestant, 2001) and International Accordion Competition in Castelfidardo (2nd Prize, 1999). He received the Young Poland scholarship (2009) and four art scholarships from the Polish Minister of Culture. 

In 2012 he obtained a PhD and is currently working as lecturer at the Grażyna & Kiejstut Bacewicz Academy of Music in Łódź.