About the ensemble

POZNAŃ BRASS is a brass quintet based in Poznań, Poland. Its current members are:
Paweł Zadrożniak, Mateusz Wołczański (trumpets), Damian Lotycz (french horn), Artur Mross (euphonium) and Jacek Kortylewicz (tuba) – who founded the group in 1990. Cooperating with some of Poland’s leading instrumentalists they also perform as a 10-piece ensemble. Their concert repertoire consists of masterpieces from all eras, including their original arrangements as well as works especially written for this kind of ensemble. In addition, the quintet plays other musical genres such as folk, jazz, along with film scores and marches. The group also uniquely performs and cultivates the tradition of little-known tower music. They were awarded 4th prize at the prestigious International Brass Quintet Competition in Moers. During its 33-year long existence, Poznań Brass has given 1558 concerts in Poland, Spain, Germany (Berliner Dom), Czech Republic, Netherlands and Italy. They regularly take part in chamber music festivals, among others, in Wrocław, Kamień Pomorski, Leżajsk, Duszniki Zdrój and Kołobrzeg. They have made multiple recordings for Polish Radio and Television. The ensemble is also involved in education by organising concerts and workshops for young people.