Kompozycja, Improwizacja, Lekcje mistrzowskie

Marek Pasieczny pojawi się z cyklem wykładów oraz lekcji mistrzowskich w Polsce:

Koszalin (23 listopada) 11:00-13:00 (lekcje) 17:00-19:00 (wykłady) p.Zbigniew Dubiella zdubiella@gmail.com
Gdańsk (25 list.) 10:00-13:00 (lekcje) 15:00-18:00 (wykłady)  zapisy na lekcje tel. 58 3009226 więcej info TU
Elblągu (26/27 list.)



Koszalin – p.Zbigniew Dubiella zdubiella@gmail.com
Gdańsk – zapisy na lekcje tel. 58 3009226 więcej info TU

Pasieczny during International Piano Festival in Scotland!

Pasieczny’s newest works are going to be premiered by world-renowned pianists during the Scottish International Piano Festival – „Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Fryderyk Chopin’s Birth” in Glasgow / U.K.

June, 13th; 11:30am – AcademyConcert Hall; RSAMD

Aaron Shorr and Jonathan Plowright (piano I),

Fali Pavri and Sinae Lee (piano II)

“Suite Polonaise – celebration du 200e anniversaire de la naissance de Frederic Chopin” (for two pianos – eight hands)

I. „Polonaise”
II. „Scherzo”
III. „Berceuse”
IV. „Impromptu (fanstasie)” V.  „Nocturne” 
VI. „Mazurka (Oberek)”

June, 12th; 7:30pm – AcademyConcert Hall; RSAMD

[inspic=231,left,,300]Duncan Maxwell Strachan (cello) and Sylvia Sze-Hua Jen (piano) 

‘Six Songs inspired by Wieslawa Szymborska’s poetry’  (for piano and cello)

1.’Jeszcze’ / ‘Still’
2.’Allegro ma non troppo’
4.’Upamietnienie’ / ‘Commemoration’
5. ‘Trzy slowa najdziwniejsze’ / ‘Three oddest words’
6.’Oboz glodowy pod Jaslem’ / ‘Starvation Camp near Jaslo’

more info/booking tickets here and here

Pasieczny i „VI Lubuskie Spotkania Gitarowe”

Pasieczny wystapi z orkiestra na Szostych Lubuskich Spotkaniach Gitarowych w piątek 7.05.2010 r. o godz.19.00 w Filharmonii Zielonogórskiej im. Tadeusza Bairda, razem z Orkiestrą Symfoniczną Filharmonii Zielonogórskiej;Czesław Grabowski (dyrygent); Marek Pasieczny (gitara).

Marek PASIECZNY – „CONCERTO POLACCO” (‘Koncert Polski’)
1. Maestoso, lento assai
2. Liberamente quasi capriccioso – Andante
3. Allegro spianato molto regolare
4. Adagio mesto et molto espressivo
5. Vivace giocoso et brillante

Ponadto Pasieczny poprowadzi lekcje: 8.05.2010 r. – sobota; godz.9.00-17.00 – Państwowa Szkoła Muzyczna I i II st. w Zielonej Górze
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NEW! recenzja po koncercie TU

Guitar & harpsichord

[inspic=193,left,,650] Marek Pasieczny together with Sylvia Sze-Hua Jen (harpsichord)  will be giving recital at „The IInd International Sylvius Leopold Weiss Baroque Festival in Grodkow / Poland, 8-10th of April 2010.

Their programme includes works for guitar solo, harspichord solo and harpsichord/guitar by Marek PASIECZNY, Janetta GOULD, Bohuslav MARTINŮ.

more info here

Pasieczny,Romero and Yamashita in Italy!


Pasieczny solo and together with Ian Watson (violin) will be giving  recital, and ajudicating during „The FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DELLA CHITARRA NICCOLO` PAGANINI” 17th-21st of March 2010; in Parma / Italy. Amoung other invited artists such as guitarists as Pepe Romero, Kazuhito Yamashita, Pavel Steidl, Jozsef Eotvos (…)

more info about festival here

about the concert here

Pasieczny with philharmonic orchestra in Lutoslawski’s Hall/Warsaw- New guitar concerto!

[inspic=177,left,,0] World premiere of Marek Pasieczny’s new guitar concerto „Concerto Polacco” for guitar and orchestra (version for one guitar – based on double concerto for 'Duo Melis’) will be performed in Poland during „The 5th Warsaw Guitar Festival”:

10th of November 2009 ; 7 pm in Kielce/Poland – Concert Hall  

13th of November 2009; 7 pm in Warsaw/Poland- W.Lutoslawski Polish Radio Concert Hall [inspic=169,left,fullscreen,0]

more info (in polish) here 

about the festival here 

tickets here

New video of Marek PASIECZNY

Recorded live in Scotland together with South African violinist Ian Watson. Including original works by Marek Pasieczny and arrangements of compositions by Bela Bartok and Niccolo Paganini.

Homenaje a Joaquin Rodrigo

World premiere of Pasieczny’s brand new guitar concerto! ‘The Festival Concerto for Two’ 13th of July

[inspic=56,left,,0]The Festival Concerto for two guitars and symphony orchestra – commissioned by the 5th INTERNATIONAL GUITAR FESTIVAL in Olsztyn and the city of Olsztyn (Poland). The work is in five parts attaca: I. 'The Fanfaras’, II. 'Flying theme’, III. 'Sinister antidote’, IV. 'We’s love theme’, V. 'Fughato-Presto-Cadenza’, VI. 'Finale’. Premiere will be given in the Concert Hall Amphitheatre in Olsztyn on 13th July 2008, during the festival. Marek Pasieczny and Adam Giska (soloists) with ‘Warminsko-Mazurska Symphony Orchestra’ conducted by Janusz Przybylski. click HERE to find out more

Tournee in China! (May 2008)

[inspic=102,left,,0][inspic=106,right,,0][inspic=116,left,,0]Pasieczny will perfom his 'Score Concerto’ during the ’Shanghai International Music Festival’ at the He Luting Hall in May. Pasieczny will also be performing in such venues as the He Lv Ting Hall and the Hangzhou Grand Theatre in China with the 'Shanghai Chamber Orchestra’ conducted by Gao Jian.

translation to chineese and pictures by Wu Yi

click HERE to listen excerpts form this concerto [inspic=105,left,,0]

Pasieczny-Watson Duo in Lutoslawski’s Hall – Awarded!


From amoung 40 different groups / three-round competition – Pasieczny/Watson Duo – awarded! During ’11th Festival of Polish Radio 2008 „New Tradition” in W.Lutoslawski’s Hall, Warsaw/Poland. The duo took 3rd prize in this International Competition (2008), broadcast live from Polish Radio across the European Union, where they subsequently made their debut in the Lutoslawski Hall.

Three world premieres during the „PLUG”Festival in Scotland 28th April – 2nd May

[inspic=93,left,,0] ‘STRING QUARTET NO.I’ 1. Moderato Magnifico 2. Vasto Quieto 3. Presto con fuoco performed by Ian Watson, Alan John, Mary Ward and Christoff Johannes FourieThis is my first piece for string quartet. I started to write this quartet in 2007, but finally finished it a few weeks ago. It is in an adapted ‘small’ concerto form (fugato and cadenzas in 1st movement, impressionistic slow 2nd movement and ‘furious’ finale in 3rd movement). The atmosphere created by the music should pay tribute to some of the great string quartet writing done before me. For me, this starts with Haydn and Mozart and ends with Shostakovich and Bartok. Special thanks to Ian, Alan, Mery and Christoff. I am privileged as a composer to have such good instrumentalists/musicicians at my desposal.click here to listen



’Awake’ (for electric guitar and laptop: Kaiser Looper and Guitar Rig2) performed by Marek Pasieczny and Bede Williams/New Zealand. Each year, over 21,000,000 people receive general anaesthesia. The vast majority go to sleep peacefully. They remember nothing. 3,000 of these patients are not so fortunate. They find themselves unable to sleep, trapped in the phenomenon of “Anaesthesia Awareness”. These victims are completely paralyzed and cannot scream for help. This is the story of one of them… I started playing and practicing the electric guitar just a few weeks ago. This is my first composition ever and first public performance for this instrument. It was a big challenge, and fun to compose this piece. Special thanks to Tom Stern and Bede Williams. click HERE to listen


‘SIX FOLK MELODIES’ (version for trio – guitar, violin and cello): performed by Marek Pasieczny, Laura Sergeant and Paul Livingston.

1. 'A tam kolo mlyna rosnie jarzebina’/’Up there near the mill rowan grows’ 2. 'Pod zielono miedzo ptaszki owis jedzo’/’On the green boundary strip birds eat oats’ 3. 'Na suchej topoli ptaszek glowke zwiesil’/’On the dry poplar a bird sat down’ 4. 'A tam w polu przy drodze rosli jagody’/’ In the field grew berries’ 5. 'Oj lolysz mi si kolysz kolibejko lipowa’/’Oh swing swing linden cradle’ 6. Polka 'Wsciekla’/’The Furious Polka’ This work was originally written for trio (guitar, violin and cello). Each movement is short and easy technically but very effective due to a great deal of internal energy built into a small framework. They are similar in concept to Witold Lutoslawski’s “5 Folk Melodies for string orchestra”, based on Polish traditional folk melodies. But these folk melodies originate from my home town, a place in Poland called ‘Zamojszczyzna’. No one has ever used them before. I also arranged this work for guitar and violin duo and premiered it with my duo partner violinist Ian Watson in Lutoslawski’s Hall in Warsaw (Poland) this month. This set of melodies will be published by the Canadian publishing house Les Productions D’Oz.

Another World Premiere of new SONATA for Solo Cello

Thuersday 13 March/1pm/RSAMD Glasgow, UK „String Festival”


more about Robert Irvine here

Sonata (solo cello) dedicated to Robert Irvine click here to listen

  1. Moderato, molto espressivo
  2. Doloroso, tranquillo moltissimo
  3. Ardente vivace con accentuado

I have been fortunate on many occasions to receive commissions from particular musicians, institutions or festivals. This has resulted in many successful premiers by the musicians the pieces were commissioned by. My cello Sonata was not a commission. In 2005, only few days after I came to Scotland, I heard Robert Irvin’s performance on Lunchtime Concert series. I immediately felt Robert’s strong musical personality, I always admire performers who take a score and add a level of authorship. I was inspired to write a piece for solo cello and few months after asked Robert if he would be willing to give the premier. The piece is in an adapted sonata form, the atmosphere being a tribute to the lineage of great virtuoso solo cello sonatas. For me this starts with Bach and ends with Hindemith and Kodaly. I have also included eastern Polish folk music

World Premiere of Pasieczny’s SIX FOLK MELODIES (for guitar and violin)

‘Pasieczny-Watson Duo’ in concert; Szczecin, Zamek Książąt Pomorskich, sala Anny Jagiellonki 9.03.2008. In program also new Pasieczny’s arr. and works by Bartok, Part, MacDonald, Ysaye.

click here to listen excerpts from Six Folk Melodies


Marek Pasieczny-guitar, Ian Watson-violin



SIX FOLK MELODIES Originally written for trio (guit.violin and cello) for the PLUG Festival in Glasgow,UK but arranged for duo. Based on original folk melodies from the part of Poland called Zamojszczyzna (my home land). Each movement is short and quite easy technically but very effective due to a great deal of internal energy built into a small framework. They are similar in concept to W.Lutoslawski arr.by J.Bream pieces for solo guitar. They are alsoSimilar in mood to the popular Romanian Folk Dances by B.Bartok (for guitar and flute/violin). Combination guitar/violin is extremely popular. A lot of guitarists here in UK and in Poland asked me to write something ‘polish’ and easy for this duo. Because of the popularity of this combinations of instruments, and probably because of ‘fatigue’ of playing same repertoire by guitarists all the time (Piazzolla’s History of the Tango, mentioned B.Bartok etc.), that can be nice and ‘fresh’ choice for guitarists who is playing with violinists.

Polish premiere of 'THE REJOICING QUARTET'(for 4 guitars)

’The Hague Guitar Quartet’ – Ekaterina Zaytseva, Morana Pestutic, Santiago Lascurain and Jakub Kosciuszko



premièred on 8th of March in Szczecin, Pasieczny’s guitar quartet 'The Rejoicing Quartet’ originally written for 'The Aurora Quartet’ from Baltimore, USA.

watch them  HERE

Pasieczny w Wyborczej (by Adam Domagała)

World premiere of SONATA for VIOLA and PIANO

Monday 28 January/1pm/RSAMD Glasgow,UK

Sonata “Eastern” (for viola and piano)

  • Pastoso con vaghezza, moderato molto ritmico
  • Dogliosamente con grandezza
  • Con slancio, moltissimo brillante

Jiri Kabat – viola and Graeme McNaught – piano


I started to write this piece in July 2006 and finished in December 2007. The piece is based on main themes from my previous Sonata for cello solo, which I wrote for Robert Irvine in the beginning of 2006. Music, which appears in 'this’ moment, always in one indissoluble manner unites with spirit present of that moment. For me music is just 'specific recording of time.’ The subtitle of this work is ‘Eastern’ and originates from a personal dialogue throughout 2005/2006 in which I became interested in Polish history between the two world wars. Between the wars two cultures, Jewish and Polish, collided. Many very outstanding musicians and artists from the Middle East came and settled in Poland. This had a huge influence on almost all aspects of cultural life in Poland, including music.
I decided to write a piece in this very specific style, bridging these two large traditions.This sonata is for two soloists in that both parts contribute equally to the whole. It is the first time I have included piano in one of my compositions. Commissioned and dedicated to one of the best viola players in his generation- Czech musician Jiri Kabat.

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Polish Composer Writes Williams Tribute

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Polish composer Marek Pasieczny was recently commissioned by one of the LSO players (who worked with John Williams in the Superman and Star Wars recordings) to write a Clarinet Concerto. Pasieczny, who describes the work as a kind of John Williams Tribute, will premiere the concerto in Spring 2008 in Glasgow (Scotland). Marek Pasieczny’s „Tribute to John T. Williams for Solo Clarinet” has been published by PWM.

Pasieczny on Williams’s webpage

Recenzja z „Gazety Wyborczej”

Pierwsza z kulminacji dziesiątej edycji Wrocławskiego Festiwalu Gitarowego. Premiera koncertu podwójnego na gitarę i klarnet Marka Pasiecznego poderwała publiczność w Filharmonii Wrocławskiej do owacji na stojąco.

Pasieczny, 27-letni absolwent klasy gitary wrocławskiej Akademii Muzycznej i kompozytor samouk, od ponad dwóch lat student The Royal Scottish Academy of Music w Glasgow, jest na fali: jego utwory (nie tylko na gitarę, i nie tylko orkiestrowe) zamawiają muzycy w kilkunastu już krajach, niedawno wrócił z tournée po RPA, wkrótce wybiera się do Chin. Jego koncert podwójny na gitarę i klarnet, który w niedzielę zagrali Krzysztof Pełech, Jan Jakub Bokun i orkiestra kameralna Wratislavia pod dyr. Jana Staniendy, powstał specjalnie na zamówienie wrocławskiego festiwalu i zdążył już obrosnąć w środowiskową legendę. Był gotowy dawno temu, a wykonanie uniemożliwiały, mówiąc oględnie, kwestie techniczne. Wreszcie się udało. To dzieło – biorąc pod uwagę wiek Pasiecznego – w dobrym sensie młodzieńcze i może właśnie dlatego tak imponujące rozmachem oraz precyzją instrumentacji. A także rozsądnymi proporcjami między fragmentami filmowo-ilustracyjnymi (to ulubiona konwencja Pasiecznego), a tymi przywodzącymi na myśl abstrakcyjne dokonania kompozytorów ostatniego półwiecza (długi wstęp zagrany wyłącznie przez instrumenty perkusyjne, mroczne glissanda smyczków w trzeciej części). Znamienne, że w partyturze, napisanej przecież z myślą o solistach wirtuozach, bardzo dużo miejsca poświęcone zostało innym instrumentom: głównie perkusyjnym (łącznie z efektowną partią na – tak, tak – ogromny gong), ale też celeście i wiolonczeli. Solowe partie gitary i klarnetu Pasieczny wtopił w gęstą fakturę orkiestry i choć Pełech i Bokun, zamawiając ten koncert, marzyli pewnie o dużo dłuższych wirtuozowskich kadencjach, to narzekać na brak zajęcia nie mogą: ich partie są piekielnie trudne pod względem technicznym, często grane z maksimum ekspresji. Takim numerem – zwartym, rozpędzonym, dynamicznym – Pasieczny, Pełech i Bokun mogą podbić europejskie estrady. A że koncertów na ten skład instrumentalny w światowej literaturze historycznej i bieżącej jest jak na lekarstwo, ich szanse rosną.

Źródło: Gazeta Wyborcza Wrocław

South Africa Tour

„South Africa Tour” – seria koncertów Marka Pasiecznego w Republlice Południowej Afryki wraz ze skrzypkiem Ianem Watsonem. W ramach tournée artyści odwiedzą m.in.: Cape Town, Durban, Hermanus, Robertson, Rondebosch, Stellenbosch, Montague.

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