Piotr Majczyna, the multinstrumentalist, singer and many-years standing ethnic music madcap, formally a law faculty graduate, is a co-founder and artistic director of Čači Vorba. As a teenager he got his first informations about folk music by building self-invented primitive radio waves equalizers to catch Romanian, Serbian and Greek stations by nights. Later, to save all those troubles to the others, he repeatedly popularized Balkan music on a local radio air.
PIOTR MAJCZYNA - guitar, bouzouki, mandola, vocal
In December 2008 Piotr Majczyna has been hnoured by the President of Lublin Prize for the achievements in artistic creation, dissemination and protection of cultural goods.
Piotr is an author of many musical arrangements and compositions inspired by traditional music, as well as an author of articles and reviews devoted to ethnic music. As a journalist he has written to magazines "Romano Atmo" (Gypsy culture), "Mówią Wieki" (History), "Gadki z Chatki" (Folk music). He's a regular cooperator with "Roma Qurterly".
As an instrumentalist he specialises in several string instruments. During his musical career he has studied, played and recorded with instruments: guitar, mandola, bouzouki, cobza, oud, saz, baglama, tar, Hungarian viola and hurdy-gurdy. His performing interests go far beyond stylistics of concrete regions, that his instruments come from. During last few years he has developed his own style of mandola playing, based of rhytm and melodic structures of Romanian dulcimer.
Discography of Piotr Majczyna: