music conference

25-27 November 2021
Skopje, Macedonia

Vołosi

Hypnotizing mixture of Carpathian tradition with classically trained musicians.
VOŁOSI by exceeding the limits of string instruments achieved something unique, growing out of the Carpathian roots, yet modern, powerful and emotional.
VOŁOSI story began in 2010 when contemporary violinist Krzysztof Lasoń and cellist Stanisław Lasoń met incredibly talented traditional performers deep in the heart of Carpathian Mountains. During all these years VOŁOSI created their genuine style, which
defies definition: dynamic, full of passion and very sophisticated it the same time.
They performed more than 700 concerts in 34 countries all around the world, being hosted by the most prestigious festivals and venues: Colours of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Wiener Konzerthaus (Austria), Rainforest World Music Festival (Malaysia), Sori Festival (South Korea), City Theater of Brugge (Belgium), Gala of Stockholm Water Prize (Sweden), Hamamatsu World Music Festival (Japan), CaixaForum (Spain), Urkult (Sweden), Mission Folk Music Festival (Canada), TFF Rudolstadt (Germany), Shenzhen Music Festival (China), Dranouter (Belgium), O.Z.O.R.A. (Hungary), The Opening Gala of WOMEX 2017 (Poland), Universo Assisi (Italy), United Islands (Czech Republic), Glatt&Verkehrt (Austria), Arts Festival of North Norway, Songlines Encounters (UK), WOMAD (UK).
VOŁOSI won Grand Prix at New Tradition Festival, Czech Music Crossroads Festival and Svetozar Stracina EBU Festival for the Best European World Music Composition. VOŁOSI performed during WOMEX 2014, at WOMEX 2017 opening ceremony and at the Stockholm Water Prize Gala for King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. Their CD with Felix Lajko became 2nd place at World Music Charts Europe, 1st place at Balkan World Music Chart and a title of “Songlines Best Album 2019”.