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He studied at Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. In the academic year 2011/2012 he continued his studies at the Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt in Vienna. He has given concerts as a soloist and chamber musician and with orchestras under such conductors as Zygmunt Rychert, Krzysztof Kozłowski, Maciej Tworek and Sławomir Chrzanowski. He is the first accordionist in history to perform as soloist with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra. He has played concerts in most European countries, the USA, Canada and China. He has performed at the most important festivals connected with contemporary music. An important element of his artistic activity is the cooperation with a group of composers of the young generation. Many years of cooperation have resulted in over 50 premieres of solo and chamber works, as well as larger forms. In 2009, he began working with Roland, a producer of digital accordions.


In 2015, Bartosz Kołsut graduated from Music School Complex of Oskar Kolbergin Radom in the accordion class of Artur Miedziński. In 2018, he graduated from Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, in the accordion class of Prof. Klaudiusz Baran. He honed his skills at the Hochschule fur Musik in Detmold. He is currently a student at Folkwang Universität der Künste in Essen. His talent and skills have been recognised at festivals and major music competitions in many countries around the world. In 2014, he won the title of ‘Young Musician of the Year’ in a competition organised by Polish Television and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. In the same year he represented Poland at the ‘Eurovision Young Musicans’ Competition in Cologne, Germany, where he performed with the West Deutsche Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra as a finalist. Bartosz Kołsut achieved a spectacular success by performing twice in Carnegie Hall in New York. He is most successful in prestigious international masterclasses in solo and chamber music.