BOOK OF VARIATIONS (full score) is Out Now Worldwide

BOOK OF VARIATIONS: Four independent, short and easy set of variations for solo guitar


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Book Of Variations PASIECZNY 1

The main reason for writing ‘The Book of Variations’, which comprises of four independent sets of variations, is the lack of major musical forms (including form of variations) in the repertoire for initial teaching of the classical guitar.

Many teachers asked me to write variations that would fit on 2-3 pages, which would be played by classical guitar beginners as well as those with more advanced skills.

I decided to write pieces that would meet these requirements. I also wrote in a way to allow for loose interpretations, offering variety in musical language, colour and character. In terms of compositional material, these variations contain not only technical challenges (such as legato, arpeggio etc.), but also musical intricacies (like counterpoint, polyphony etc.), which are rarely found in guitar literature for beginners.

In addition to this, I decided to use national elements from three countries that are all close to my heart: Poland, Taiwan and Japan. Using original folk melodies from each country, I gave each variation the character and sound of one of the cultures. In the Polish variations, I referred to distinct Polish dances (polonaise, mazurka). In the Japanese and Taiwanese variations, I drew from the idiomatic characters of their cultural instruments, such as: pipa, guzheng, koto, taiko, biwa or shamisen. Going further, to distinguish the Polish variations in their compositional material – I decided to write them in two different (particularly in the element of harmony) styles: classical and impressionistic.

Each set of variations can be played in as subjective a manner as desired, dependent on the performer’s imagination and technical skill. I have left much of the performance markings to the discretion of the performer, including range of tempos, usage of capodastre, dynamics or repetitions of each variation.

I hope that ‘The Book of Variations’ presented here will bring a lot of joy to initial learners as well as more advanced guitarists and their teachers too. Have fun!

This set of variations has been commissioned by, and is dedicated to, Mr Tomasz Polak,


May 2019 | Kyoto, Japan

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New Commissions from USA/Brazil and Germany

Happy to announce: new works for guitar Duo and Guitar Orchestra, commissioned by the 11th Festival of the International Guitar Academy Berlin, and Prof. Thomas Offermann w/ Aniello Desiderio – Classical Guitarist and Zoran Dukic as a soloists.

As well new work for João Luiz and Douglas Lora from BRASIL GUITAR DUO!


Festivals is Germany!

performing solo, duo and quartet for over 1.500 people w/ Lula Galvão, Lulo Reinhardt and Daniel Stelter during 'I International Guitarnight Ingelheim’ and ’The X Lulo Reinhardt Festival’, Germany

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Soundtrack appearance


My solo guitar performance of Arvo Part’s FUR ALINA recently appeared in the film ”Alan Magee: art is not a solace” (by P. David Berez and David Wright).

The film’s premiere took place at the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF), Maine, USA. The film was screened at the Strand Theater in Rockland, Maine, USA.

You can watch excerpts of the film and read full comment on the performance from Mr Alan Magee.

Marek Pasieczny’s Für Alina in the film | Alan Magee: Art Is Not a Solace

A feature documentary about my work as a visual artist has just been completed after four years in production. The film, Alan Magee: art is not a solace, covers some of the influences from my childhood, my work as a book and magazine illustrator in New York through the 1970s, and a cathartic encounter with the stone beach at Pemaquid Point, Maine. Those stones showed me a way to move on from the life of an illustrator and to begin my real work. They became the subjects of my paintings, and they also taught me that sustained time and attention are essential in making a work of art.

In the film I speak about my discovery of the stones—a turning point in my life and work. That section opens with powerful footage of pounding surf at Pemaquid and ends with a series of my paintings. I and the editor David Berez realized that we needed music that would enhance and underscore the images and ideas being presented to viewers at this important moment in the story. David said to me, “the music has to instill a sense of awe”.

While searching for music that might fulfill that goal I remembered some extraordinary solo guitar performances by Marek Pasieczny and went back to listen again. When I revisited Pasieczny’s version of Arvo Part’s Für Alina I knew immediately—this is it!

Pasieczny’s arrangement and performance conveys, for me, a vast understanding that lies behind a radically spare piece of music. It achieves a quality that I strive for in my own work—to communicate an entire philosophy to a viewer using the simplest of means. When I paint a stone, a used envelope, or a rusted spark plug the handling of that subject cannot be casual, my relationship with the object has to be genuine. That is the where I feel a kinship with Pasieczny’s music. He fine-tunes our ears and reminds us to notice and marvel at the nuances of each note.

Marek and I seem to share an understanding that we have to approach our work with reverence and an unspoken but deep respect for our audience.

Alan Magee


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Recording Anamnesis, Vevey, Switzerland

recording 'ANAMNESIS IV: after Toru Takemitsu’ commissioned by the 'Les Rencontres Guitares de Bulle’ on Toru Takemitsu’s 89th Birthday Annieversary! w/ Swiss guitarist Hervé Dubois at Salle del Castillo, Vevey


15th International Organ Music Festival

Concert with organ virtuozo Prof. Piotr Rojek! Music by J.S. Bach, M. Pasieczny and Arvo Pärt for the inauguration of 15th International Organ Music Festival at beautiful Basilica of St John, Oleśnica, Poland

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Solo concerts in Japan, in May!

I’m so happy to be back in Fuji, Fujieda, Kyoto and Tokyo between 16-26 of May!



Dušan Bogdanović on TATE Sonata

„Marek’s “Tate” sonata for guitar is a great modernist composition that stretches performer’s capacities to the maximum. It is an intense, uncompromising piece, crafted with technical mastery and emotional extremes’Dušan Bogdanović (March, Geneva, Switzerland)

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Dusan Bogdanovich and Marek Pasieczny (Geneva, Switzerland)
Dusan Bogdanovich and Marek Pasieczny (Geneva, Switzerland)

TRAVELS (new edition incl. 'Pokarekare Ana’ & 'Thula Baba Thula Sana’)

TRAVELS (2019 Edition) by Marek PASIECZNY | thirty-one miniatures for solo guitar, revised and newly re-composed, including première composition Pokarekare Ana (The Waves Are Breaking)  and song ’Thula Baba Thula Sana’

Edition Type: full score (solo guitar) + composer’s program notes | Publishers: SLE London
Catalogue Number: SLE061 | Pages: 37 | Date Published: April 2019

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TATE Sonata Recorded!

I’m happy to announce that my TATE SONATA was recorded by amazing Giacomo Susani  at the University Of Leeds. The recording will be released in audio and video in January 2019 along with score of the piece.

Marek Pasieczny and Giacomo Susani
Marek Pasieczny and Giacomo Susani

Marek Pasieczny and Giacomo Susani
Marek Pasieczny and Giacomo Susani

Marek Pasieczny and Giacomo Susani
Marek Pasieczny and Giacomo Susani

Concerto for Organ and guitar

I’v been blessed to work with virtuoso organ player Prof. Piotr Rojek at the Academy of Music on my new Concerto for Organ and guitar. Publishing it soon!

Marek Pasieczny and Piotr Rojek
Marek Pasieczny and Piotr Rojek

October Premières!

Zapraszam serdecznie wszystkich na premiery:

  • Concerto na Gitarę i Orkiestrę kameralną razem z fenomenalną Aukso (pod dyr. Prof. Marka Mosia): 21października, 18.30 Mediateka XXI wieku, Tychy | inauguracja XVII Ślaskiej Jesieni Gitarowej
  • Concerto na Gitarę i Organy oraz 4 Miniatury na Organy i dwie gitary (razem z Prof. Piotrem Rojkiem – organy oraz Dr. Michałem Bąkiem – gitara): 28 października, Żmigród, 19:30 kościół Św. Trójcy | XXV Międzynarodowy Festiwal Muzyki Kameralnej i Organowej



with Pavel Steidl

Playing through brand new work by Carlo DOMENICONI :12 Preludes and Fugues’ with Pavel Steidl during Guitar Masters Camp

Pavel Steidl and Marek Pasieczny (summer 2018)
Pavel Steidl and Marek Pasieczny (summer 2018)

Pavel Steidl and Marek Pasieczny (summer 2018)
Pavel Steidl and Marek Pasieczny (summer 2018)


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