Quintet 'z harfą w tle'

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The band.

This untypically composed quintet was founded in 2012 by Katarzyna Zabielska, a harpist, now a graduate student at Cracow Music Academy.

The band had started off as a trio, comprised of a harp, a violin and a viola,

but was soon extended to include a cello and a flute. The current band members are:

Karolina Gorączko

viola, arrangements

Karolina has a degree in musicology from the Jagiellonian University. She graduated from Frederic Chopin 2nd Degree State Music School in Kraków. She took part in the 2006 Summer Academy of Music in Kraków; she publishes on "Polska Muza" web portal. Karolina has collaborated with "Imię Róży" and "Concerto Lamelli" bands and currently works with the Ricercar Instrumental Ensemble accompanying the Organum Academic Choir conducted by B. Grzybek.

Katarzyna Jasica


Katarzyna began her music education in the year 2000. She graduated from Frederic Chopin 2nd Degree State Music School in Krakow. In 2013, she got her BA degree in flute performance from the Ignacy Jan Paderewski Academy of Music in Poznań. Her collaboration with "Z harfą w tle" began in September 2013.

Karolina Rejewska


For almost 10 years now, Karolina has been performing with the Ricercar Instrumental Ensemle, giving concerts both in Poland and abroad. She took part in numerous cultural projects and events (e.g. Cracovia Sacra, the International Festival of Rediscovered and Forgotten Music in Tarnów, Summer Music Festival in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska.) She has also performed with the Pdagocical University String Chamber Orchestra.

Emilia Wójtowicz


Emilia is currently studying Viola at the Academy of Music in Kraków under Janusz Pisarski, Ph.D. She had the opportunity to hone her skills at masterclasses with many renowned Polish artists. She has worked with the "PASSIONART" Symphonic Orchestra, "Fresco Sonare" Chamber Orchestra and "Cracovie Ensemble." She performed in Poland, Germany and France at many different venues, at concerts conducted by, i.a., sir Neville Marriner, Krzysztof Penderecki, Jean-Pierre Menuge.

Katarzyna Zabielska


Katarzyna holds a degree in harp performance from the Academy of Music in Kraków, which she acquired under Bgumiła Lutak-Modrinič, Ph.D. She took part in Elżbieta Szmyt, Susan McDonald, Joanna Kozielska and Natalia Kovalienko masterclasses. She performed at concerts conducted by Jean-Luc Tingaud, Krzysztof Penderecki, Marcin Nałęcz Niesiołowski, Michał Klauza. She has performed with, i.a., the Ricercar Instrumental Ensemble and the Lutosławski Moderni Orchestra. She has also written scores for theatre and collaborates with many Cracovian composers.


The band’s repertoire is comprised (mostly but not solely) of popular tangos, film music pieces and czardases that,

thanks to interesting arrangements based on the unusual sound of harp, leave audiences surprised and amazed.

Nasz typowy zestaw utworów:

A.Piazzolla - Libertango

J.S.Bach - Aria na strunie G

G. Bizet - Pres des remparts de Seville

J.Williams - Becoming of Geisha

C.Gardel - Por una cabeza

W.Kilar - Walc z filmu Trędowata


fot. Magdalena Mika

fot. Magdalena Mika

fot. Magdalena Mika


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E-mail: zabielska.katarzyna@gmail.com

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