Gurgul & Skaba Duo
The duo specialises in all-time jazz and popular favourites, as well as less well-known pieces, waltzes, tangos and ballads. The artists’ charisma and expressive nature are revealed in their surprising interpretations based on improvisation. Their pieces are interestingly arranged, offering the audience the opportunity to rediscover popular hits.
An accordionist, pianist and composer, Mateusz is also the initiator and founder of the Gurgul Band. He cooperates with numerous theatres in the Małopolska region and writes film music. Mateusz performed during a variety of festivals in Poland including the 18th Malta International Theatre Festival and the Krakow Jewish Culture Festival. He is a graduate of the Krakow Academy of Music.
A violinist and arranger, Marcin is a graduate of the Jazz and Popular Music Faculty of the Katowice Academy of Music. He is an active musician, co-creating numerous interesting folk, rock, jazz and electronic projects. Marcin is a sideman who challenges the standard approach to violin music. He cooperated with such groups as: No To Co (folk rock), The Gentle Wood (acoustic jazz) and Dom o Zielonych Progach (folk, poetic, world music). Marcin is also the winner of many awards, including the 1st prize at the Nadzieja Jacek Kaczmarski 4th Sung Poetry Festival and the 2nd prize at the 2011 edition of Korowód Artistic Festival.