Kwadrofonik was established in 2005 as a result of the merger of two duos: percussion and piano, Magdalena Kordylasińska and Miłosz Pękala (Hob-Beats Duo), and Emilia Sitarz and Bartłomiej Wąsik (Lutosławski Piano Duo). These have formed the only such quartet in Poland and one of few in the world. In 2006 the group won the Grand Prix, the Audience Award and the Award of the Mayor of Warsaw at the 9th Polish Radio Folk Festival called “New Tradition”. Music critics have praised the ensemble as the most innovative of its kind, setting new directions in folk music.