The ensemble whose name refers to the great composer of the 20th century – Witold Lutosławski – was created in 2007 and is currently one of the leading string quartets in Poland.
Lutosławski Quartet quickly established its high position. During ten years of activity, it has already visited such prestigious festivals as Warsaw Autumn, Wratislavia Cantans, Klarafestival in Brussels, Ankara Music Festival in Turkey, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Tongyeong International Music Festival in South Korea, World Music Days and Jazztopad. It has also appeared in many renowned concert halls, including Kioi Hall in Tokyo, YST Conservatory of Music in Singapore, Hangzhou Theatre, Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Megaron in Athens, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Bozar in Brussels, SESC halls in Sã o Paulo, Warsaw Philharmonic and the Witold Lutoslawski Studio in Warsaw.
The ensemble has often performed with outstanding artists such as Garrick Ohlsson, Piotr Anderszewski, Kevin Kenner, Bruno Canino, Michel Lethiec, Tomoko Akasaka, Eugen Indjic, Ryszard Groblewski, Andrzej Bauer, and excellent jazzmen: Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Uri Caine, Benoıt̂ Delbecq, Vijay Iyer, Charles Lloyd. The quartet’s musicians have also collaborated with IRCAM in Paris.
Lutosławski Quartet has recorded for Naxos, DUX and CD Accord, and some of its recordings have been released by the NFM. It mainly performs music of the 20th and 21st centuries, devoting a lot of attention to the popularisation of Polish music, including works by Witold Lutosławski, Karol Szymanowski, Paweł Mykietyn, and Marcin Markowicz – one of the ensemble members. The album 2016 – contains pieces composed and dedicated specially for the quartet.
Since 2007, Lutosławski Quartet has been active as a resident ensemble of the National Forum of Music in Wrocław.