Michał Urbaniak Celebration at Embassy of the Republic of Poland

Wednesday, 29 January, 2014

Michał Urbaniak Celebration
(Embassy of the Republic of Poland. 24th January 2014. Report by Rob Edgar)

The  Polish violinist / composer Michał Urbaniak has recorded and toured with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis and Billy Cobham. On Friday night the Embassy of the Republic of Poland hosted a celebration organised by Xantoné Blacq, in  advance of Urbaniak's (sell-out) gig at Pizza Express Jazz Club with Urbanator, his first performance in London for many years.

In a conversation between Urbaniak and Xantoné, the violinist reflected on his musical career to date: “There was no one who was musical in my family, but my parents had a wide circle of friends. I remember sitting next to the gramophone and listening to accordion groups.” said Urbaniak. “I was playing the classical violin from a young age and playing with symphony orchestras by age 9”.

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