Marcin Dylla

A brilliant, deeply poetic performer, a young veteran of the world’s premier venues and winner of an astonishing 19 international competitions

“Among the most gifted guitarists on the planet” — The Washington Post

Friday, October 14, 2016, at 7:30 PM

Symphony Space
Leonard Nimoy Thalia
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York

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GIULIANI Sonata in C Major, Op. 15
VILLA-LOBOS Five Preludes
SIERRA Sonata para guitarra
PONCE Theme, Variations and Fugue on “Folia de España”
BRITTEN Nocturnal, Op. 70

Hailed by The Washington Post as “among the most gifted guitarists on the planet” Polish guitarist Marcin Dylla is a rare phenomenon in the recent history of the classical guitar. Many music critics, connoisseurs and music lovers certify that Marcin Dylla is among the world’s elite of classical guitar players. He has earned an unparalleled number of awards, including 19 First Prizes from 1996 to 2007 at the most prestigious international music competitions around the world. His last triumph was first prize in the 2007 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition in Los Angeles, considered the most prestigious guitar contest in the world and followed by a tour of over 50 cities in the United States, Mexico, and Canada during 2008–09 season, a live recital video recording for Mel Bay Publications, and a CD recording for Naxos that reached the Naxos Top 10 Bestselling Albums in September 2008. His live recital DVD, Wawel Royal Castle at Dusk, was nominated for a 2010 Fryderyk Award (equivalent to the American Grammy) in the category of Solo Classical Music Album of the Year.

Recent performances include Mr. Dylla’s debut with the Warsaw Philharmonic, conducted by Christian Arming, in a program that featured two concerti (Ponce’s Concierto del Sur and Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez) on consecutive nights. He has appeared in distinguished concert halls such as Konzerthaus, Musikverein and Palais Lobkovitz in Vienna (Austria), Auditorio Nacional and Auditorio Conde Duque in Madrid (Spain), St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall (Russian Federation), Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo (USA), Villa Hügel in Essen (Germany), and the Palazzina Liberty in Milan (Italy).

Marcin Dylla was born in Chorzow in 1976. He received his first guitar lessons at the Ruda Slaska Music Conservatory in his native Poland. From 1995 to 2000, he studied at the Music Academy of Katowice with Adi Wanda Palacz. He completed his studies with Prof. Oscar Ghiglia, Prof. Sonja Prunnbauer, and Prof. Carlo Marchione at the Music Academies of Basel (Switzerland), Freiburg (Germany) and Maastricht (The Netherlands), respectively. He is currently a Professor at the Music Academy in Kraków and Katowice.