Aneta Janiszewska (harp), Konrad Salwi?ski (accordion)

The Duo was formed in 2007 by the harpist Aneta Janiszewska and accordionist Konrad Salwi?ski and has already performed in Poland, Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, the United Kingdom and Canada.

In 2007, the Duo won a Grand Prix in Cieszyn in the 2nd National Competition for Duos with a Harp; in 2009 won a 1st Prize in the 5th International Accordion Competition in Moravske Toplice (Slovenia) and, in 2011, was a finalist in the 3rd Concurso Iberico in Madrid (Spain).

This year they won a 1st Prize in The World Music Competition during the III International Harp Festival in Wales (Great Britain).

 

The Duo has also performed in many international festivals, including:

- Blaue Harfentage Festival in the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich (Germany),

- 19th International Festival of Music Contests’ Young Prizewinners, 

- International Harp Festivals in Katowice (Poland),

- The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012, 

- The International Tango Marathon in Poland,

- Musica Moderna, from which an album was produced in 2010, with one of the compositions created especially for the Duo by composer Krzysztof Grzeszczak.

A great privilege for the group was an invitation to perform during the 11th World Harp Congress in Vancouver (Canada) in July 2011.
For many years the Duo has also played regular concerts in Salzburg for the Foundation Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now.


Duo Milonga creates a great richness of sounds blending the delicate character of the harp with the strong but melodic sound of the accordion. This innovative and original combination gives a contemporary variation and a new dimension to the music of old masters.


The Duo's repertoire consists of various compositions and traditional musical interpretations, as well as 21st century pieces and the duo's own arrangements of Spanish music and Argentinian tangos. For tango perfomances, Duo Milonga was honoured with a certificate by the National Tango Academy in Buenos Aires (Argentina).