KLAUDIUSZ BARAN - Bandoneon
He graduated from the University of Music in Warsaw and the Conservatory "Paul Dukas' in Paris, is currently Dean of the Faculty of Music instrumental University "Fryderyk Chopin" in Warsaw.
He participated in many festivals, including "Warsaw Autumn" Forum, "Lutoslawski" Warsaw Festival of accordion music in Kragujevac (Serbia), Festival "Bayan and bayanisti" in Moscow, EXPO 2008 in Zaragoza, "Tango Festival y Mundial de Baile" in Buenos Aires and many other . As a soloist working with the orchestras of most Polish philharmonic orchestras, concerts with major artists including Robbie Lakatos Ivan Monigetti, Julius Berger, Konstanty Andrzej Culcay, Tomas Shtral, Vadim Brodsky. Founding member of the group Tangata Quintet (which was nominated twice for the prize of the Polish music industry "Fryderyk" - 2004 and 2005), Machina del Tango and DesOrient. In 2003 he released his first artist album of works by Astor Piazzolla, awarded the "Fryderyk 2003" in the category "Best album - chamber music." Accordionist repertoire includes works from the Baroque period to contemporary music. An important part of his performing activity is continuous cooperation with composers. In the asset has more than 20 pre-premiere performances of contemporary works. Claudiu Baran concerts in Poland, France, Italy, Austria, Ukraine, Russia, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, Serbia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Estonia, Great Britain, Belarus, Norway, China and Argentina.