BIOGRAPHY

 

One of the best and most versatile harmonica players in Europe.

Bartek has been voted Best Harmonica Player in Poland several times, most recently in 2017.


He is featured on two platinum-selling albums, Koledzy (2007) and Meska Muzyka (2008). A highly-regarded teacher and promoter of the harmonica in Poland. Every Monday he teaches about 30 students from Warsaw at the biggest harmonica school in Poland. Since 2008, Bartek has been the host of jam sessions for professional musicians held every Tuesday at the famous music club Harenda in Warsaw’s city centre.

In 2010, Bartek was a headliner of the SPAH Convention held in Minneapolis where he played a solo concert and gave a lecture for the most advanced participants from all over the world. He was the first Polish musician to be invited to this prestigious festival.

In 2014, Leczycki was a headliner of the NHL International Harmonica Festival in Bristol. He gave a solo performance and conducted two workshops about using a loop station and special tunings for diatonic harmonicas.

Bartek feels at home in any kind of music, and fluently uses the overbending technique which enables playing any scale in any key on an ordinary 10-hole diatonic harmonica. He has conducted master classes in France, Germany, USA, Croatia and Ukraine. He has also performed live in the UK, Belgium, Czech Republic and Morocco.

He records music for movies, cartoons, PC games and TV commercials.

His extraordinary musicality and virtuosity have been appreciated by outstanding polish artists such as Wojciech Waglewski, Jarek Śmietana, Alicja Majewska, Marek Raduli, Andrzej Nowak, Piotr Banach, Alicja Janosz, Maciej Maleńczuk and guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel. Bart performs in a number of music projects, also as a session musician, and plays solo gigs using a loop station.


He plays exclusively SEYDEL harmonicas


Endorsing also: ACUS amplification  BATON ROUGE guitars
 

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fot. Jacek Piotrowski