Multi-instrumentalist (guitar, nyckelharpa, violin, bouzouki) and composer. Kornel approaches the universe of music in
all its diversity with the spirit of an explorer.
Parallel to his studies of music in the Academy of Szczecin and Gdansk in Poland, Kornel created his first group with buddies of school. The music of King Crimson, Genesis, Yes… is the source of inspiration that created their first compositions.
Later, he was awarded the first prize in guitar performance at The Royal Academy of Music in Brussels. The following years, Kornel performed on stage and produced several recordings of guitar solo.
At the beginning of the nineties, an interest in recording techniques lead Kornel to continue his studies at INSAS (Higher National Institute of Arts of Spectacle and Techniques of Broadcasting ) in Brussels.
In 1996, with a shared passion for folk music, he formed the traditional music group"Topaze" with whom he performed on the violin in folk balls and festivals.
With a growing interest in the Celtic style, he played traditional Irish music with the group Megahn in 1998-99.
Kornel also performed in Antwerp with the pop group “Cabbagetown”.
In 2001 Kornel met James Kline (Arch-Harp Guitar with 19 strings) in Aix en Provence and they decided to set up the duo “Bardou”. For this formation, Kornel learned to play the Nyckelharpa, a traditional Swedish instrument.
Also Kornel plays in shows for children, based on the books of Koen Van Biesen “De Kapitein in ik” and “Mama Lucinda”
By carrying on the life of a modern day troubadour, Kornel meets musicians of all cultures and becomes familiar with a broad range of musical styles.
The variety of timbre that the instruments of the world offer inspires Kornel to create new sound colors in his compositions.
Currently, Kornel is devoted to the composition of his new album « The Soft World » in world-jazz style.
1996 Topaze "Musique de Fête" - traditional dance music from Europe
Kornel Mariusz Radwanski - plays violin
Christian Deschuyter - diatonic acordion
2002 Bardou - "Qui fait souffler le vent" - celtic music and original compositions by
Kornel - nyckelharpa
James Kline - 11strings arch guitar