Marcin Wyrostek started playing accordion at an early age, eventually studying at the Academy of Music in Katowice, where he is now a lecturer. He was a laureate of over thirty international accordion contests before finally gaining national recognition in 2009 with his album, Magia del Tango – a collection of Astor Piazolla and Richard Galliano compositions interpreted through Wyrostek’s fiery playing and jazz-tinged arrangements, that quickly gained platinum status. Since then he has been adding to the platinum ornaments in his trophy cabinet with two more best-selling albums, building on the tango and Latin inspiration to connect with Balkan influences brought to the table by members of his highly accomplished band, Corazon. The 2015 album, For Alice, expanded the concept to include a symphony orchestra. His latest release, Polacc, adds Polish folk roots to the mix.