The Lason Ensemble consists of five musicians, working in a broad musical spectrum, whose love of chamber music brought them together. The town of Mikołów became their home. This small Silesian town plays the role of patron of musical culture and in spite of its size has strong claims for the title of Silesia’s musical heart. The ensemble was founded in 2009. Alongside pianist Piotr Sałajczyk there is a string quartet comprising Krzysztof Lasoń, Agnieszka Lasoń, Elżbieta Mrożek-Loska and Stanisław Lasoń. All the artists are graduates of the Academy of Music, Katowice.
The members of the ensemble have won competitions in Aix-en-Provence, Elbląg, Krakow, Poznań, Oldenburg and Warsaw. They honed their craft during master classes with such figures as, Zakhar Bron, Paul de Clerck, Marina Jashwili, Yair Kless, Kurt Levin, Wolfgang Marshner, Jeroen Reuling, Christopher Wyneken, Grigorij Zhislin and Krystian Zimerman. They have performed in Europe, the United States, Brazil, China, Kirgizstan, Georgia, India and Nepal. Krzysztof Lasoń, Elżbieta Mrożek-Loska and Piotr Sałajczyk all teach at the Academy of Music, Katowice.
In 2010 the ensemble were awarded 3rd prize in the Tina Orsi Anguissola Scotti chamber music competition in Val Tidone, Italy. They have taken part in festivals including Beijing Modern, China; and the International Forum of Young Composers in Kiev and the Lviv Virtuosi Festival, both Ukraine.
They have recorded on monographic CDs of Aleksander Nowak, Paweł Hendrich, Justyna Kowalska-Lasoń and Stanisław Bromboszcz for DUX and Polish Radio, Katowice. They recorded music for the films: Negatives of Memory (Klisze Pamięci), My Pole (Mój Biegun) and Agata’s Lesson (Lekcja Agaty). The ensemble became Fryderyk 2013 nomination, 5 de Diapason award and title of recording of the month at Musicweb International for their debut disc – Polish Piano Quintets.
The group was also awarded the title of Mikołów Resident of 2011 for their contribution to the town’s promotion.