Vołosi (Poland)

“It’s sparkling, full-blooded and glorious-toned, a heart-lifting surge of brilliantly-played, slithering, thrilling, scampering, surging, sobbing fiddles and chugging bowed bass.” – fRoots Magazine


Vołosi is one of the most prominent ensembles in the Polish world music scene. Their debut at The New Tradition Festival in 2010 garnered all possible awards. One year later their piece Dusk won Svetozar Stracina Grand Prix at The European Broadcasting Union in Bratislava, named the best European folk composition in 2011. In 2012 their CD ranked among the top in the World Music Charts Europe.

Vołosi’s music reaches far beyond the folk music category. Its essence is the energy of remote musical worlds colliding. Traditional musicians meet classical instrumentalists, reaching musical places previously unknown. While immersed in tradition, they create something totally new.

“The music of Vołosi is inimitable and incomparable. It is a great achievement nowadays to create something uniquely fresh and original.”  — Musical Cracow

“A string quintet of astonishing virtuosity, Vołosi create a magical and accessible blend of classicism and traditional Carpathian folk music, underpinned with melody and melancholy and the flavour of Eastern Europe.” –World Music Charts Europe

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