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Marcin Zdunik

Polish cellist, soloist and chamber musician. His repertoire ranges from renaissance to contemporary music, he improvises, composes and performs his own arrangements.
Marcin Zdunik has been invited to perform at prestigious festivals – The BBC Proms Festival in London, Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano and Chopin and his Europe in Warsaw.

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Upcoming events

  • Łopuszna (Poland), Tischnerówka Culture Center - 7 August, 2020 19:00

    with Maria Sławek (violin)

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Duo in G Major KV. 423 for violin and viola
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Duo in B flat Major KV 424 for violin and viola
  • Piła (Poland), Piła Festival&Academy - 15-23 August, 2020

    Concerts and Masterclasses

    Alexander Sitkovetsky, Janusz Wawrowski (violin)

    Katarzyna Budnik (viola)

    Danjulo Ishizaka (cello)

    Szymon Nehring (piano)

    Polish Soloists String Orchestra

    Wojciech Myrczek (vocal)

    Andrzej Czaja - director of the festival

    Marcin Zdunik - artistic director of the festival

    • Warsaw (Poland), Chopin and his Europe Festival - 27 August, 2020

      The Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio of Polish Radio

      with Szymon Nehring (piano) and Ryszard Groblewski (viola) 

      • Frederic Chopin - Sonata g-moll op. 65 na wiolonczelę i fortepian
      • Frederic Chopin - Introdukcja i Polonez brillante C-dur Op. 3 na fortepian i wiolonczelę
      • Frederic Chopin - Trio fortepianowe g-moll op. 8
      • Frederic Chopin - Grand duo Concertant
    • Elbląg (Polska) - 3-6 September, 2020

      CD recording with Karolina Nowotczyńska (violin) and Elbląg Chamber Orchestra under direction of Marek Moś

      • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symfonia koncertująca Es-dur KV 364 na skrzypce, altówke i orkiestrę
    • Wąchock (Poland), Cistercian Abbey - 12 September, 2020 19:00

      Music at the Abbey Festival

      z Anną Marią Staśkiewicz (skrzypce), Katarzyną Budnik (altówka) i Łukaszem Długoszem (flet)

      • Johann Sebastian Bach - 15 Inventions BWV 772-786
      • Johann Sebastian Bach - 15 Sinfonias BWV 787-801 (arranged for string trio)

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    Discography

    Stunning instrumental technique, virtuoso charm and admirable diversity of interests distinguish this young artist.
    Adam Suprynowicz
    Paszporty Polityki 2009
    Dębicz and Zdunik’s sensitive Bach chorale transcriptions have been punctuated with their own improvisatory responses to them, and the emotional and stylistic directions these have taken often carry us off to surprisingly profound new musical waters
    Charlotte Gardner
    Gramophone
    www.gramophone.co.uk
    The final concert aroused the strongest emotions, presenting a great 20th-century repertoire. The evening, and perhaps the whole festival culminated in the performance of The Protecting Veil by John Tavener, featuring young, outstanding cellist Marcin Zdunik as a soloist. His instrumental singing depicting the tears of Mary (...) had a real artistic and spiritual depth.
    Monika Partyk
    Ruch Muzyczny 10/2014
    (...) fantastic cellist Marcin Zdunik evoked the greatest admiration
    Józef Kański
    Ruch Muzyczny 10/2014
    18-year old Pole Marcin Zdunik fully charmed the audience at the prizewinners concert. With Luigi Boccherini's Sonata he celebrated a firework of virtuosity, projecting a beautiful, warm and tender sound. He is a poet of the cello.
    E. von Reinhold
    (...) the most beautifully singing cello by Marcin Zdunik stood out, which made many episodes of the Concerto appear in a completely new light. Zdunik is undoubtedly one of the greatest talents among our young cellists (...)
    Józef Kański
    Ruch Muzyczny, 12.07.2009
    Marcin Zdunik's version of the Paganini Caprices 13-24 for violin and cello is sensational: an independent, witty and equally virtuosic cello part turns the supposedly well-known pieces into a completely new, impressive musical experience:
    Stringtime NiederRhein, August 2007
    He treated his instrument as a medium capable of expressing the dramatic complexity of the musical and human world.
    Małgorzata Komorowska
    Ruch Muzyczny
    His interpretations were always rhetorically refined, with perfect intonation. Fascinating is how easily he realizes his musical ideas, how luminously and tenderly can he cooperate with his cello.
    Dominik Połoński
    Ruch Muzyczny, 2007
    Marcin Zdunik surely deserves the prize for the most beautiful sound in Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations, as well as that for the greatest sound fantasy, deep musical maturity and superb technique.
    Julia Gaß
    Ruhr Nachrichen 13. 10.2008
    Young cellist with phenomenal sensitivity, musical imagination and technical abilities. He is not merely a performer, but a creative artist, presenting frequently his own, masterful transcriptions and compositions (splendid arrangement of Paganini's Caprices, Bach Violin Sonatas and M.Ravel's pieces). Winner of many international competitions and a star of concert halls around the world. His playing is full of beauty, wisdom, and - what is he most important - truth.
    Adrianna Ginał
    Paszporty Polityki 2009
    Both the performance and the arrangement of Paganini's 15 Caprices (no. 9-24) deserves an applause. Marcin Zdunik turned out to be not only a superb virtuoso of the cello, but also an equally sensitive composer with unlimited creativity. His Paganini Caprices are sometimes completely new compositions (...)
    Stanisław Olędzki
    Ruch Muzyczny, February 2008