07/2004 – Marcin Dylla

Marcin Dylla

PGF Honors Marcin Dylla, classical guitar virtuoso and winner of the recently concluded, first ever, Joann Faletta International Guitar Competition in Buffalo, New York as its person of the month for July 2004.

An international guitar prodigy, Mr. Dylla has been winning international guitar competitions every year since 1996 amassing an amazing 15 first prizes in Europe and the United States. During the first Joann Faletta International Guitar Competition, Mr. Dylla won first prize, a recording contract in the United States, the orchestra award, and the public award. In interviewing Mr. Dylla, our committee saw in him a true love of music. He told us that of all prizes, the most sought after is the opportunity to play. As a musician, Mr. Dylla lives to perform – to give to his audience. For that pure motivation and dedication to art PGF honors Mr. Dylla.

About Marcin Dylla:

Marcin Dylla was born in 1976 in Ruda Śląska, a city of approximately 153,000 near Katowice in Southern Poland. Mr. Dylla started playing when he was 8 years old, studying first at the Katowice Music Academy with Wanda Palacz, and thereafter training as a soloist with Oscar Ghiglia in Basel, Switzerland and with Sonja Prunnbauer at the Music Academy in Freiburg, Germany.

Since 1996, he has taken First Prize at no less than 15 major international guitar competitions, including Alessandria (Italy) in 2001 and the Joaquin Rodrigo competition (Spain) in 2002. Mr. Dylla has give performances at major venues such as the Schubertsaal of the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Brahmssaal of the Vienna Musikverein, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the Hermitage Theatre in St. Petersburg and the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory Turin. He has also performed with prominent orchestras such as the Turin Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and the National Spanish Youth Orchestra of Madrid.

His experience as a solo performer was enriched by an Italian tour in 2001/2002, as a winner of the prestigious Alessandria guitar competition. At the 7th International Guitar Convention also in Alessandria in September 2002, Mr. Dylla received a coveted chitarre d’oro (gold guitar), awarded to young guitarists of particular promise. In May 2003, he took 1st Prize at the XXXVIII Markneukirchen International Music Competition/ Germany.

Listen to a sample of Mr. Dylla’s work by clicking on the following link: J.S. Bach – Preludium, BWV 998 (WMA Format)

Mr. Dylla’s Competition Awards Include:

2003 1st Prize, International Guitar Competition in Markneukirchen / Germany
2002 1st Prize, International Guitar Competition “Joaquin Rodrigo” Madrid / Spain
2002 1st Prize, International Guitar Competition in Almeria / Spain
2002 1st Prize, International Guitar Competition in Crete / Greece
2002 1st Prize, International Guitar Competition „Guerrero” in Madrid / Spain
2001 1st Prize, International Guitar Competition “Forum Gitarre” in Vienna / Austria
2001 1st Prize, International Guitar Competition in Sernancelhe /Portugal
2001 1st Prize, International Guitar Competition in Alessandria / Italy
2000 1st Prize, International Guitar Competition in Alcoy / Spain
2000 1st Prize, International Guitar Competition in Gargnano / Italy
1999 1st Prize, International Guitar Competition in Lichtenstein
1998 1st Prize, International Guitar Competition “Karl Scheit” in Vienna / Austria
1997 1st Prize, International Guitar Competition in Tredrez-Locquemeau
1996 1st Prize, International Guitar Competition in Tychy / Poland

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