Animato

01.01.2015

Biography

Harmonica ensemble “Animato” was founded in 1978 in Szczecin. Marek Jaroszyński (playing on chromatic), Piotr Bieliński (chord), Piotr Włodarczyk (bass) and Jerzy Grzesiukiewicz (founder of the group, chromatic) are harmonica enthusiasts, graduates of accordion and piano class of music school playing together since 1992.
“Animato” is the unique group with a rich artistic achievements which is a regular guest of Polish and European music festivals. They are active in Poland and abroad, giving dozens of concerts a year. They presented their music to the audience in such countries as Italy, Bulgaria, Germany, Sweden, Estonia, and the Netherlands.
In addition to awards and honors gained at Polish festivals, “Animato” finished twice on the podium of international harmonica competitions, including won the prestigious World Harmonica Festival in Trossingen (Germany). Members of the group serve on jury of the Polish and international harmonica competitions.

The ensemble have in the repertoire its own arrangements of different kinds of music including popular works of classical music, jazz and swing standards, Polish and international hits of light music as well as shanties and folk music from all over the world.
They recorded two CDs with a diverse music including the latest album entitled “Magic Sound of Harmonica”.
“Animato” has been working with the local centre of culture – "The Pomeranian Duke’s Castle” in Szczecin, presenting on their hospitable stages its music.