Janusz Wojtarowicz accordion
Paweł Baranek accordion
Marcin Gałażyn accordion
”Those who had the old-fashioned impression about the accordion, after Motion Trio concert had to change it radically.” Libération
Motion Trio - an accordion trio founded in 1996 by Janusz Wojtarowicz – leader and composer of most of the group’s repertoire. Motion Trio is a unique phenomenon on the European and worldwide music scene. Performing their own music, the group is changing the way the accordion is perceived as an instrument. Motion Trio has worked with artists like:Krzysztof Penderecki, Bobby McFerrin, Wojciech Kilar, Tomasz Stańko, Leszek Możdżer. In the year 2000, they were Grand Prix laureates at the IV Krzysztof Penderecki Modern Chamber Music Competition. The group was honored in France with the “Gus Viseur” award in the “Musical Discovery of the Year 2006”. They have also given master classes at the University of Chicago, Royal Accademy of Music in London and the national Conservatory in Paris. In 2008 Motion Trio made their debut in Carnegie Hall in New York with a great success, the group performed also in Vienna’s Kozerthaus.
In 2009 Motion Trio had a great pleasure to perform together with a Michael Nyman – In London’s Barbican Center. Michel Nyman and Motion Trio recorded CD wih the best pieces of Nyman arranged for three accordions and piano by Janusz
Wojtarowicz. 2010 was a premiere of the CD – “Motion Trio – CHOPIN”. In 2011 Motion Trio celebrates 15th foundation's anniversary.
Motion Trio has recorded five albums – “Cry”, “Pictures”, “Play-Station”, “Live in Vienna – Sacrum & Profanum”, “Metropolis”, “Motion Trio – CHOPIN”, has performed in 34 of the world’s countries. Motion Trio plays on Pigini Super Sirius Bayan instruments, provided through a grant from the government of the Republic of Poland.