In the latest episode of Scott Wolf’s podcast All Strings Considered Scott talks with Polish guitarist Marcin Dylla.
“Today’s guest Marcin Dylla is the perfect performer to hear from just a few short days before the Guitar Foundation of America competition, one of the biggest guitar competitions in the United States. Not only did he win the GFA in 2007, he has won virtually every other major guitar competition in the world; nineteen first prizes. So not only is he an authority on competitions, but he also has an incredibly positive and original outlook on why competitions are so important, and it’s certainly not prizes or fame.
Many of today’s modern classical musicians have a new look – we have all seen the new breed of classical player with a rock’n’roll/pop-star makeover. To a certain degree this is great, as classical music is in dire need of a youthful and engaged audience. But sometimes this rock-star-type presence means something close to head-banging to Bach. While we all love to see a musician that is engaged, Marcin describes how musicians can cross this line and waste the energy needed to make their music truly expressive.
Finally you’ll hear a live recording of Marcin playing Granados’s Valses Poeticos – an All Strings Considered exclusive – along with his exquisite interpretations of sonatas by Antonio José and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.”
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