Marcin Patrzalek Biography
Marcin Patrzalek is a Polish percussive fingerstyle guitarist, composer and producer. He is known for combining fingerstyle, percussive guitar techniques as well as electronic and orchestral production. He gained popularity in 2015 after winning the ninth edition of Polish talent show Must Be The Music,
What’s up Twitter, guess I should start posting something now ??
Shot this little vid in LA a while back… pic.twitter.com/v2wpPo1acp
— Marcin Patrzalek (@MarcinGuitar) June 14, 2019
In 2018 Patrzalek became an official endorser of Ibanez acoustic guitars. At the end of the same year he won the 5th edition of major Italian TV talent show Tu Si Que Vales, broadcast by Canale 5, receiving a standing ovation from the judges for the first time ever in the show. The prize for winning was €100,000.
Marcin Patrzalek Age
He is 19 years old.
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Patrzalek started playing the guitar at age 10 when he picked up classical guitar under the guidance of local teacher Jerzy Pikor. After two years he started studying flamenco techniques, being taught by Spanish guitarist Carlos Pinana. Later, at age 13, Patrzalek started playing fingerstyle on an acoustic guitar. It quickly became his main instrument and after around a year of self-taught practice in 2015 he won the ninth edition of Polish talent-show Must Be The Music. Around that time he started creating electronic music on his computer and combining it with guitar playing, which later resulted in the creation of his debut record HUSH. In March 2018 it was announced that Patrzalek became an official endorser of Ibanez guitars – he plays the AE900-NT and AVD80-NT models.
In 2016, Patrzalek released his debut LP, HUSH. The album is composed of ten pieces: six original tracks (acoustic guitar with electronic and orchestral production elements), two arrangements and two electronic remixes. The album was released independently on October 7, 2016, with distribution in Poland by Polish label My Music. In the same year Patrzalek became a finalist in the International Fingerstyle Competition Guitar Masters and next year won first prize in the International Classical Guitar Joaquin Rodrigo Competition.
Marcin Patrzalek Major Achievements
In 2018 Marcin Patrzalek became the winner of a major talent show for the second time. He was victorious in the fifth edition of Tu Si Que Vales in Italy. During his audition Patrzalek played his Beethoven’s 5th Symphony arrangement and received four positive votes from the judges as well as 100% “yes” votes from the live studio audience; the judges gave Patrzalek a “golden buzzer” pass to the final. There he performed original arrangements of “Asturias” combined with “Innuendo” by Queen. Patrzalek competed against three other contestants in the final and won with over 50 percent of votes from the television audience.
Marcin Patrzalek Album
On November 12, 2018, Patrzalek released his first EP titled revAMP, a compilation of his most popular arrangements. Earlier in the year an original single was released titled “Baba Yaga
Marcin Patrzalek America’s Got Talent
On the fourth episode of America’s Got Talent auditions for Season 14, judges Simon Cowell, Julianne Hough, Gabrielle Union, and Howie Mandel, meet Marcin Patrzalek. The 18-year-old classical guitarist from Kielce, Poland wowed the judges with his wicked fingerstyle percussive guitar techniques.
Marcin Patrzalek from Poland won raves for his incredible guitar playing.
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‘When I was a little kid, I was fascinated with sounds,’ said the musician, a once-lonely kid who used his toys to create music. ‘There was a soundtrack basically going on in my head all the time, composed of abstract sounds.’
Shy and withdrawn for much of his childhood, Marcin learned to make friends after he became a working musician.
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‘I used to perform in front of a wall,’ he reflected. ‘Now here I am on AGT, performing in front of millions and millions of people.’
Strumming his guitar with speed and passion, he journeyed from classical music to rock in what Gabrielle called ‘an absolutely out-of-this-world performance.’
It earned him a standing ovation and high praise from Simon, who called it ‘amazing.
‘I know how difficult that is, because I tried to learn the guitar at your age,’ the judge added. ‘I hated it so much I threw a toffee at the guitar teacher, and he punched me in the face.’
‘Ninety-nine percent of the people who come on stage with a guitar can’t play the guitar. You’ve just demonstrated what that thing was actually invented for. So, respect,’ Simon added.
‘You didn’t play the guitar, you murdered the guitar,’ Howie joked.
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