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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
H plays with a beautiful, powerful sound; intensively, emotionally and authentically
Tomasz Cyz
Paszporty Polityki 2008
In this combination of works by Bach and by some modern composers the latter are in various ways connected with the baroque composer. Maria Slawek and Marcin Zdunik show these different perspectives in the full range of technical requirements and stylistic expressions. In one inspired dialogue, they succeed in giving each work an individual character.
Uwe Krusch
Pizzicato
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 played brilliantly. Excellent technique, inexhaustible energy, fantastic timing in music and admirable care for intonation are, moreover, permanent features of his playing. The interpretations were well thought out; the soloist played with humility, at the same time showing a whole range of affects, in Baroque music so important!
Urszula Gutowska
Ruch Muzyczny
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
For long have I not listened to a recording, that would project as much of energy inspired by the music by Johann Sebastian Bach as the newly released album published by two young Polish musicians - Aleksander Dębicz and Marcin Zdunik. (...) "We want to reach for a deep expression" - young artists claim in the short promo movie of "Bach Stories". And one has to admit they succeed. (...) Dębicz and Zdunik paint a different picture with every piece using various means of expression and styles.
Michał Szułdrzyński
Rzeczpospolita
www.rp.pl
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
Marcin Zdunik] (...) played one of Tchaikovsky's most-performed compositions in his own original way. His version of Variations was full of internal energy, and at the same time extremely elegant and subtle. Beautiful color of the sound, impressive dynamics or excellent technique - these terms are only an attempt to translate the language of music into the sphere of emotions.
Dorota Gonet