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Performers: Bartosz Glowacki, Accordion and Lucia Veintimilla, Violin


Two of the UK’s finest young musicians present a feast of music for this fantastic combination of instruments, so rarely heard together.


Suitable for all ages


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Biographies

Bartosz Glowacki is one of the leading lights of a new generation of accordionists. His artistic goal is to improve the awareness of the accordion in classical music as well as to develop a new repertoire for his instrument.

He was born in Poland, where he has studied classical accordion with Professor Andrzei Smolik in the National Music School in Sanok. In 2015 he graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with the first class diploma and Regency Award for Notable Achievement. Bartosz won the Polish Young Musician of the Year in 2009, following which he represented Poland in the Eurovisioin Young Musicians Competition in Vienna.

As a soloist he has played in many distinguished concert halls throughout the world including the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, and Salle Cortot in Paris. He has worked with many renowned orchestras and institutions including the Royal Opera House, Philharmonia Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta.


Lucia Veintimilla born in La Mancha (Spain), Lucia started playing the violin at the age of four studying with Alexei Mijlin in Asturias. Some years later she moved to England where she completed her Bachelors and Masters degrees with Distinction at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the guidance of Andrew Watkinson.

She has been awarded many prizes in various solo and chamber music competitions, including:

VI National Instrumental Competition “Intercentros Melómano” Orfeo Foundation (Madrid, Spain), II Chamber music competition Oviedo Conservatoire (Asturias, Spain) and Bancaja Camersim 2009 Chamber Music Competition (Valencia, Spain).

Lucia has performed in masterclasses for András Keller, Donald Weilerstein, Pavel Vernikov, Richard Tognetti, Susan Tomes, Carole Presland, Ralph and Mark Gothóni, Heime Müller, Enrico Onofri, Casals Quartet, Belcea Quartet or The Endellion Quartet, among others.

A passionate chamber musician, Lucia enjoys a busy career performing regularly with The Armorel Trio, Deco Ensemble, Astedt-Veintimilla Duo and as a founder member of the Silk Street Sinfonia and The Barokers, touring extensively to major concert halls in Europe and Asia. She recently performed at the Warsaw Philharmonic, The Sage Gateshead, Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht, The London Handel Festival, The London Bach Society series, The Mozart in London Festival weekend, The British-Spanish Society

recital series, St. Martin in the Fields, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, “Botín” Foundation (Santander, Spain), Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland 2018 (Germany), Orpheus and Bacchus Music Festival (France), 2015 One Month Festival (South Korea), Aurora Festival (Sweden), Porziano Musica (Italy), The Akoesticum Talent Programme (The Netherlands), etc.

Lucia is the recipient of the British-Spanish Society Centenary Award, The Elizabeth Sweeting Award, The Wolfson Foundation 2014 Instrument Award and a Leverhulme Arts Scholar. She plays a violin built by the renowned Spanish luthier, Roberto Jardón Rico.

Dates

  • Sunday, June 23, 2019

Wardown House

Wardown House, Museum and Gallery is situated in the beautiful landscaped Wardown Park, on the outskirts of Luton town centre. The house was formerly the home of the Scargill family, then a military hospital and is now a museum and gallery.

Step back in time and glimpse an insight into a wealthy family home during the Victorian period. Explore the different rooms with hands-on displays for a fully immersive experience. The museum tells the story of Luton’s transformation into the exciting and diverse town it is today.

The museum also houses a range of displays throughout the building, including the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment Gallery and the popular Luton Life Gallery.

The museum underwent a redevelopment during 2016, reopening in April 2017. Wardown House, Museum and Gallery also holds events and activities for all ages and interests throughout the year.

Venue Hire

Wardown House has a range of rooms that can be hired for your meetings, training days, drinks receptions and events in the gorgeous surroundings of Wardown Park. See Venue Hire for more information.

Programming

To become part of Wardown House's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at Fahim.Qureshi@LutonCulture.com

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