Lafayette

Mar 26, 2014 2:12 PM by Dave Fields

Virtuoso guitarist Marcin Dylla to perform for Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is hosting the performance of award-winning, virtuoso guitarist, Marcin Dylla, at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Dylla will perform a solo guitar recital on Sunday. Along with Magnus Lindberg's "Mano a Mano", Dylla will perform Ponce's "Sonata Romantica: Homage to F. Schubert", Diabelli's "Sonata in F Major", Schubert's "Leibert", and Granados' "Valses Poeticos. Marcin Dylla in concert will be an unforgettable experience you do not want to miss.

As a part of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra's 2013-2014 season, the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra (ASO) presents Marcin Dylla in concert as part of the Hubbell Chamber Series. Hailed by the Washington Post as "one of the most gifted musicians on the planet," the audience will witness one of the most talented musicians perform some of the most spectacular compositions live in concert.

One of Dylla's most notable honors was an invitation to perform the world premiere of a newly discovered guitar work by legendary Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo entitled "Toccata para guitarra." Although written in 1933, it was not performed until 2006 when Dylla played it at the Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art in Madrid. It was a suitable composition for Dylla, as he is known for performing grand pieces, such as Magnus Lindberg's "Mano a Mano," the final one on the program to be played at the ASO concert on March 30, 2014.

Born in Chorzow, Poland, Marcin Dylla received his first guitar lessons at the Ruda Slaska Music Conservatory, followed by studies at the Music Academy of Katowice and the Music Academies of Basel (Switzerland), Freiburg (Germany), and Maastriche (The Netherlands), respectively. Dylla's education is evident in his fondness for combining elements of the old and new, which he achieves musically by performing new works that include themes written by composers of the past. He is currently a professor at the Music Academy in Krakow and Katowice. However, he will be returning to Lafayette for the first time since his 2007 performance with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra.

Music Director, Mariusz Smolij explains why ASO is bringing Marcin back: "He is truly a phenomenal player; I would call him the Yo-Yo Ma of classical guitar. After hearing him play in person, it is easy to understand why he took the first prizes at 23 international competitions, including the most prestigious American competition in Los Angeles. No matter what guitar style you play or enjoy listening to-classical, rock, pop, jazz, slide, Cajun, Indian or Hawaiian-this is must-see performance in Louisiana!"

Tickets are available at the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra website at www.acadianasymphony.org. Seating at AcA is limited so buy your tickets today!

To get a glimpse of him playing, check him out on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/8zOFrb7MYek.

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