Marcin Dylla is considered by many music critics and music lovers to be one of the most outstanding classical guitar players of the younger generation. He owes this position, among other factors, to his unparalleled number of awards at musical competitions. Between 1996 and 2007 he won first prize nineteen times at the most prestigious international guitar competitions taking place in Europe and in the United States. He was born in 1976 in Chorzów, and started to learn to play the guitar at the age of eight at the State School of Music in Ruda Slaska. Between 1995- 2000 he studied at the State Academy of Music in Katowice with Wanda Palacz. He continued his musical education in schools abroad, at the Musical Academy in Basel with Oscar Ghiglia, at the Musical Academy in Freiburg with Sonja Prunnbauer, and the Musical Conservatory in Maastricht with Carlo Marchione. He is currently a Professor at the Music Academy in Kraków and Katowice, and in Koblenz.