Collection: Wegrzyk, Marek



Born in Poland, Marek began studying guitar when he moved to Geneva, Switzerland in 1981. At the Conservatoire de Fontenay in Paris he studied with Pedro Ibañez, later continuing at the Manhattan School of Music with Manuel Barrueco, in New York. Marek obtained his Licence de Concert in 1996 at the Conservatoire de Lausanne (Switzerland) where he studied with Dagoberto Linhares.

His formal studies were completed in musicology at the Geneva University, where his dissertation was an analysis of the flamenco works of Paco de Lucia.

However, the determining influence on Marek’s musical journey has no doubt been his meeting with the Hungarian pianist and teacher György Sebök, during seminars at his summer music festival at Ernen, Switzerland.

Marek Wegrzyk has given numerous recitals in Switzerland and abroad (France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Poland and the United States) as both a soloist and member of chamber groups. He has performed with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, I Solisti Veneti, l’Ensemble Contrechamps, and the l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Oradea directed by Armin Jordan, Claudio Scimone, Stefan Asbury, and Erwin Acel, in works by J. Rodrigo, H. Lachenmann and W. Rihm, among others.

Since 2005 Marek Wegrzyk has been teaching guitar and initiation to flamenco guitar at the Conservatoire Populaire de Musique, Danse et Théâtre in Geneva, Switzerland.

Marek’s first solo recording Fragments was released in 1999 with the Cascavelle label.

Since 2008, in collaboration with guitarist and Baroque specialist Ricardo Lopes Garcia, Marek has dedicated himself to the ambitious project of adapting a selection of Bach’s works for solo instruments to the classical guitar. The project is accompanied by two CDs, the first published in 2014, and the second in 2019 with the renowned sound engineer Jean-Claude Gaberel’s label G.