The Wrocław Guitar Quartet was founded in 1999 by guitarists Kamil Bartnik and Mark Dlugosz. They invited Łukasz Pietrzak and Bartlomiej Helwing for the ensemble. The quartet debuted in 2000 during the festival Euro Art Meeting in Wroclaw performing Joaquin Rodrigos “Concierto Andaluz” with the Wratislavia orchestra conducted by Jan Stanienda. The performance was a huge success thus the quartet were invited to perform with many orchestras.
The quartet did the world premiere performance of “Concierto de Wrocław” written for four guitars and orchestra by the renowned composer Jaime Zenamona in 2001. The artists were accompanied by the Wroclaw Philharmonic which was conducted by Jacek Rogala.
The success were marked by two tragic events: the death of Łukasz Pietrzak in 2009 and a year after the death of Mark Dlugosz. Today the quartet consists of the following artists: Michal Bąk, Kamil Bartnik, Bartlomiej Helwing and Anna Pietrzak.
The Wrocław Guitar Quartet is hailed for their rhythmical precision, fiery temperament and their ability to express the most subtle nuances in their artistry. This audiences heard in their critically acclaimed performances of, among other J Rodrigos “Concierto Andaluz”, Jaime Zenamons “Concierto de Wrocław” and Federico Morreno-Torrobas “Concierto Iberico”.