MAREK PASIECZNY (b 1980 )
“I do consider Marek Pasieczny as a highly inspired guitarist and composer. His musical world deeply touches me by its great personality and originality. He is what I call a free artist.”
ROLAND DYENS – guitarist and composer, Teacher at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (Paris, France; October 2008)
“Marek Pasieczny is still very young, but already one of the most important guitarists-composers-musicians from our time”.
CARLO DOMENICONI – guitarist and composer, Universitat der Kunste (Berlin, Germany; May 2010)
Award-winning guitarist and composer Marek Pasieczny is one of the most respected contemporary composers writing for the guitar worldwide. Pasieczny holds three Master Degrees in music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, UK (for composition and performance with distinction) and “Karol Lipinski” Academy of Music in Wroclaw, Poland (for performance with distinction). In 2010, Pasieczny began a combined doctoral degree in composition and performance in Australia, before returning to Europe in 2012 and completing his PhD at Surrey University in Guildford, UK in December 2015.
As a composer, guitarist, lecturer and adjudicator Pasieczny has appeared regularly at festivals in Europe (Poland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Greece, Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina, The UK, and Italy), Asia (China, Japan) Russia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and USA.
Pasieczny has composed for and collaborated with such musicians as : Pat Metheny (CD „Upojenie”), Odair and Clarice Assad, David Russell, Roland Dyens, Carlo Domeniconi, LAGQ: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Ana Vidovic, Andrew York, Pavel Steidl, Edoardo Catemario, Gabriel Bianco, Krzysztof Pelech, Duo Melis, Lulo Reinchard and many others.
Premieres of his works have been performed in venues such as: Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, UK; Carnegie Hall in New York City, USA; Witold Lutoslawski’s Hall and The Roayal Castle in Warsaw, Poland; Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, UK; He Luting Hall and He Lv Ting Hall in Shanghai, University of Music in Beijing, China.
In 2012, Pasieczny became a D’Addario artist and as well featured on the cover of the prestigious Classical Guitar Magazine.