Marcin Patrzalek

Marcin Patrzałek is a Polish percussive fingerstyle guitarist, composer, and producer. He is known for combining fingerstyle, percussive guitar techniques as well as electronic and orchestral production. He gained popularity in 2015 after winning the ninth edition of Polish talent show Must Be The Music, the prize for which was 100,000 Polish złoty and an additional 100,000 złoty for promotion of his music on Polish radio station RMF FM. After local success he went on to release his debut record HUSH, the release of which was accompanied by singles including Patrzalek's percussive arrangement of Isaac Albéniz's "Asturias"; the video of the arrangement was released through fingerstyle label Candyrat Records. In subsequent years Patrzałek's popularity grew rapidly beyond Polish borders due to multiple viral releases online. His videos were posted by notable publishers such as Metal Hammer and Classic FM, as well as independently. Patrzalek's performances have amassed around 100 million views online, the main contributors to this number being his solo acoustic guitar arrangements of Beethoven's fifth symphony, "Toxicity" by System of a Down and Paganini's "Caprice no. 24".

In 2018 Patrzałek became an official endorser of Ibanez acoustic guitars. At the end of the same year he won the 5th edition of major Italian TV talent show Tu Si Que Vales, broadcast by Canale 5, receiving a standing ovation from the judges for the first time ever in the show. The prize for winning was €100,000.

In 2019, he auditioned for season 14 of America's Got Talent. During the judge cuts round, he was one of seven acts that successfully advanced to the live shows.

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