About

Mirek Salmon is an experienced accordionist, pianist and bandoneonist. His busy freelance career has seen him perform onstage at WOMAD, London and Cheltenham jazz festivals as well as live performances on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 3. He was a featured accordionist for a Renault advertising campaign and his playing appears on many television programmes as a result of his session work. He has performed with a wide variety of artists including Welsh National Opera, Mark Padmore, Lynden David Hall, The Irrepressibles and Bristol Ensemble. He's a mainstay of manouche/cabaret band Moscow Drug Club.


His recent emergence on the tango scene has seen him play bandoneon at many tango clubs around the country, with his own trio Tango Calor and with the London Tango Orchestra. He has appeared at the Viva La Dance ballroom dance weekender, La Ghironda festival in Puglia and joined the acclaimed Argentinian singer Martin Alvarado for some of his UK tour. Mirek is also a member of several ensembles that specialise in the music of Astor Piazzolla, putting on performances of the famous Four Seasons of Buenos Aires suite with members of the Welsh National Opera.

Mirek is also a busy composer and educator. His music has appeared on series for BBC1, Channel 4 and the Discovery channel working with production companies such as Tiger Aspect and the BBC's Natural History Unit. His education work has seen him hold artist-in-residence positions in many schools and communities in the South West running projects for Take Art and Actiontrack. 

Mirek is also in demand as a rehearsal/audition pianist for touring shows and has been MD of two successful pantomime runs.