Tuesday, 18 April 2017

With Brexit likely to present new challenges for cross-country collaboration in the arts, Manchester Collective are to give a performance which shines a light on the importance of international partnership. Musicians from Poland, Hungary, India and the UK will meet for performances in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, to present ‘The Accordion’, with Eurovision Musicians Contest finalist, Bartosz Glowacki at the helm.

Where Argentinian tango and Bulgarian folk meet Vivaldi, audiences can expect the unexpected. Rakhi Singh, Music Director of the Manchester Collective said:

When you take it out of the concert hall, music can be presented in its rawest and most naked form. When you create an atmosphere with no pretence, people respond. You can really feel the focus in the room.

Manchester Collective are committed to accessibility, with ticket prices capped at £12 and students can attend for free. All concerts are streamed online, free for audiences to access. A partnership with Classic FM has allowed 70,000 views from across the world to witness the work of the group so far.

Following well received performances throughout February and March, the Collective are eager to build on that success in May. Adam Szabo, Artistic Director of Manchester Collective, said; “The collaborative spirit of the North is what inspired us to form Manchester Collective. Our audiences are incredibly diverse and we’re hoping that this programme will help to emphasise what unites us as people”.




For further information, interview requests and press tickets, please contact:

Ben Conway
07568 304738



Manchester Collective present The Accordion in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds.




Video Assets

·      Video recordings of Bartosz Glowacki with Manchester Collective

·      Video recordings of complete concerts by Manchester Collective

·      Video introduction to ‘The Accordion’ by Adam Szabo, Artistic Director


Manchester Collective

In a world full of noise, Manchester Collective makes a case for music. Comprising some of the most exciting musical talent from a new generation of international instrumentalists, Manchester Collective is a creative arts organisation built from the ground up to meet the demands of the 21st century.

Equally at home with the classical masterpieces of the Western canon and the avant-garde repertoire of the contemporary music world, the Collective seeks to inspire and challenge audiences all over the UK through outstanding live performance.


Bartosz Glowacki

Bartosz Glowacki is one of the leading lights of a new generation of accordionists. His artistic goal is to improve awareness of the accordion in classical music, as well as to develop a new repertoire for his instrument.

As well as being a soloist, Bartosz is an extremely active chamber musician. He is a founding member of The Deco Ensemble, an ensemble that has toured Europe extensively. Highlights from last season included sold-out performances in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Brighton, York, Bristol, Brussels, Bratislava, Strasbourg, Rome, and Poland, including appearances at Wigmore Hall, Colston Hall and Norwich Festival.