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What's On > Music in the Museum: Accordion and Violin!

Wardown House, Museum and Gallery

Date: Sunday 23rd June, 2019
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Cost: 7
Group discount: Buy 10+ and save 10%
Booking information: Box Office: 01582 878100
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Sinfonia Verdi

Classical music performance will take place in the stunning Drawing Room, surrounded by the museum's unique art collection and with spectacular views overlooking Wardown Park.

Performers: Bartosz Glowacki, Accordion and Lucia Veintimilla, Violin

Two of the UK’s finest young musicians present a feast of music for this fantastic combination of instruments, so rarely heard together.

Suitable for all ages


*Special offer* - to celebrate the launch of an extended programme of Music in the Museum, where Wardown House now hosts jazz concerts in addition to classical. Book 3 or more events from the series and save 30% (tickets must be purchased in a single transaction).



Bartosz Glowacki is one of the leading lights of a new generation of accordionists. His artistic goal is to improve the awareness of the accordion in classical music as well as to develop a new repertoire for his instrument.


He was born in Poland, where he has studied classical accordion with Professor Andrzei Smolik in the National Music School in Sanok. In 2015 he graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with the first class diploma and Regency Award for Notable Achievement.


Bartosz won the Polish Young Musician of the Year in 2009, following which he represented Poland in the Eurovisioin Young Musicians Competition in Vienna.

As a soloist he has played in many distinguished concert halls throughout the world including the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, and Salle Cortot in Paris. He has worked with many renowned orchestras and institutions including the Royal Opera House, Philharmonia Orchestra and the London Sinfonietta.


Lucia Veintimilla

Born in La Mancha (Spain), Lucia started playing the violin at the age of four studying with Alexei Mijlin in Asturias. Some years later she moved to England where she completed her Bachelors and Masters degrees with Distinction at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the guidance of Andrew Watkinson.

She has been awarded many prizes in various solo and chamber music competitions, including:

VI National Instrumental Competition “Intercentros Melómano” Orfeo

Foundation (Madrid, Spain), II Chamber music competition Oviedo Conservatoire

(Asturias, Spain) and Bancaja Camersim 2009 Chamber Music Competition (Valencia,



Lucia has performed in masterclasses for András Keller, Donald Weilerstein, Pavel

Vernikov, Richard Tognetti, Susan Tomes, Carole Presland, Ralph and Mark Gothóni,

Heime Müller, Enrico Onofri, Casals Quartet, Belcea Quartet or The Endellion Quartet,

among others.


A passionate chamber musician, Lucia enjoys a busy career performing regularly with

The Armorel Trio, Deco Ensemble, Astedt-Veintimilla Duo and as a founder member of

the Silk Street Sinfonia and The Barokers, touring extensively to major concert halls in

Europe and Asia. She recently performed at the Warsaw Philharmonic, The Sage

Gateshead, Tivoli Vredenburg Utrecht, The London Handel Festival, The London Bach

Society series, The Mozart in London Festival weekend, The British-Spanish Society

recital series, St. Martin in the Fields, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, “Botín” Foundation

(Santander, Spain), Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland 2018 (Germany), Orpheus and

Bacchus Music Festival (France), 2015 One Month Festival (South Korea), Aurora

Festival (Sweden), Porziano Musica (Italy), The Akoesticum Talent Programme (The

Netherlands), etc.


Lucia is the recipient of the British-Spanish Society Centenary Award, The Elizabeth

Sweeting Award, The Wolfson Foundation 2014 Instrument Award and a Leverhulme

Arts Scholar. She plays a violin built by the renowned Spanish luthier, Roberto Jardón