A versatile and experienced performer, Iwo Jedynecki is changing the perspective for classical accordion with his original and unique approach to concert presentations and programming. Winner of top prizes at over thirty international music competitions, including 1st Prizes in solo and chamber music categories at the XVI TIM Music Competition in Paris and 1st Prize at Boulder International Chamber Music Competition “The Art of Duo” in the United States. As a soloist, he has performed in Poland, United States, Canada, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Germany, Austria, Spain, Croatia, Switzerland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Hungary and Italy.
In 2022 he received his doctoral degree with a dissertation about 19th Century music for piano and harmonium, won the Astral Artists National Auditions in Philadelphia and received the famed Fulbright Scholarship, becoming the first classical accordionist in the history of New York University. Since then he has presented groundbreaking projects with NYU Orchestras and Contemporary Music Ensemble, as well as lectures introducing the classical accordion to American composers.
He has premiered many pieces, often dedicated to him and his chamber ensembles, such as the unique Double concerto for violin, accordion and orchestra by M. Blazewicz or Sonate-Ballade for solo accordion by I. Zalewski. He worked with Krzysztof Penderecki, in 2019 receiving an official approval to perform his violin-accordion arrangement of Sonata for violin and piano no. 1 from the Maestro.
In search for new ways to communicate with the audiences worldwide, he continues to spread his work through today’s media. His recordings have been shared by the most popular and reliable classical music websites: Classic FM and The Violin Channel, and the video of his transcription of Mozart’s Sonata in G-major K. 301 performed by Duo Karolina Mikołajczyk & Iwo Jedynecki gained more than a million views combined through platforms such as Facebook and YouTube.
In addition to his solo career, he continues to collaborate and perform with three outstanding musicians of the young generation with whom he forms award-winning duos: violinist Karolina Mikołajczyk (performances at Carnegie Hall, Guangzhou Opera House and Warsaw Philharmonic), pianist Aleksander Krzyżanowski (laureates of First Prize at the Boulder International Chamber Music Competition The Art of Duo in the United States) and accordionist Hubert Giziewski in Harmonium Duo (pioneering transcriptions and performances of such pieces as Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat, Die Kunst der Fuge or G. Faure’s Requiem). In 2018, invited by Viennese early music ensemble Pandolfis Consort and countertenor Nicholas Spanos he recorded a CD with G. F. Telemann’s cantatas, performing the basso continuo part. Innovative album “Moving Telemann” was published in 2019 (Gramola).