News

June 2017

Spring 2017 issue (Vol.30, No.3) of “String Along,” an official journal of the Los Angeles Section of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA), published Marek’s article about his teaching philosophy:…

May 2017

This summer Marek will be back to both Idyllwild Arts Academy Summer Program in Idyllwild and Montecito International Music Festival in Riverside, both in California. He is looking forward to working with…

April 2017

Between April 7th and 9th, the Metzler Violin Shop in Los Angeles will host “The Contemporary American Violin & Bow Maker Exhibition,” showcasing contemporary American violins, violas, cellos and their…

March 2017

Teaching has become Marek’s passion, and he is excited to launch Chamber Music Master Class Series at Azusa Pacific University this month. For this inaugural series, renowned violist Karen Dreyfus,…

February 2017

NativeDSD just released Marek’s live recording of his debut recital in Tokyo in 2015 “Live in Tokyo 2015” from the SDM & LiveRec label in a DSD format. More information about…

January 2017

Happy New Year! Marek is thrilled to be back to teaching and performances after a brief holiday season. This year, Marek will launch the Chamber Music Masterclass Series at Azusa…

December 2016

Happy Holidays! Marek’s live recording from his March 2015 recital in Tokyo is now on sale at e-onkyo music in a DSD downloadable format. Please check here: Marek Szpakiewicz Live…

November 2016

Marek truly enjoyed his return appearance in Tokyo at the end of last month. Seventeen members of the Soma Children’s Orchestra in Fukushima, which Marek had been supporting, joined him…

October 2016

Marek’s upcoming recital in Los Angeles and his support for the Soma Children’s Orchestra, organized by El Sistema Japan, was featured in the Los Angeles Daily News. Here are some…

September 2016

Marek is excited to serve in a new capacity as Assistant Professor at Azusa Pacific University’s School of Music, from this fall, where he has been teaching cello and serving…

August 2016

Marek’s interview article was published in the September issue of Japanese classical music magazine “Ongaku Gendai (Music Modern Times).” He talks about the repertoire of his upcoming recital in Tokyo, including…

July 2016

Marek will be back in Tokyo this fall with pianist Jiayi Shi for their recital. The tickets go on sales in Japan on July 11, 2016. Date/Time: October 29, 2016 (Saturday),…

June 2016

Marek is passionate about teaching the young generation of musicians. This summer, he is back to Idyllwild Arts Academy Summer Program in Idyllwild, CA and Montecito International Music Festival in…

May 2016

Los Angeles becomes a mecca of cellists all over the world during the 2nd Piatigorsky International Cello Festival between May 13 and 22, 2016. This Cello Festival is held under…

April 2016

In the last few months, Marek was featured in several magazines, newspapers and online publications, both in English and Japanese, regarding his performance on March 13 in memory of 2011 earthquake and tsunami…

March 2016

Marek was featured in recitals with renowned pianist Fuzjko Hemming to commemorate the 5th anniversary of earthquake and tsunami in Northern Japan. March 13 recital, jointly supported by the Consulates…

February 2016

For the last two years, cello students from Marek’s studio at Azusa Pacific University were featured in the Collaborative Bach Solo Recitals with violin students from Prof. Midori Goto’s studio…

January 2016

Happy New Year! Marek will enjoy collaborating with amazing artists this year again. For the next couple of months, his performances can be heard, among others: In February, he will…

December 2015

Seigen Ono recorded Marek’s March performance in Tokyo. Mr. Ono is a pioneer recording engineer in the use of Direct Stream Digital (DSD) technology. DSD samples at a rate of…

November 2015

  Fundraising through music-making is one of Marek’s passions. On November 14, he participated in a benefit concert in Huntington Beach, CA, organized by David Chang, an amazing friend of…

October-2015

Inspired by Yo-Yo Ma, Marek has been broadening his horizons into film music, tango, jazz and more. He believes in great music, regardless of genres. He hopes that the audience will enjoy the sound of cello…

September 2015

  Marek visited the Academy of Music in Łódź (Akademia Muzyczna im. Grażyny i Kiejstuta Bacewiczów w Łodzi) where he received his Bachelor’s degree in September. The Academy is currently under…

August 2015

On August 10, students from Idyllwild Arts Summer Program had a successful performance at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles, as a culmination of the four-week summer…

July 2015

Marek teaches at Idyllwild Arts Academy Summer Program in Idyllwild, CA, and Montecito International Music Festival in Riverside, CA. He performed Shostakovich G minor Piano Quintet, Dvorak Dumky Trio and…

June 2015

Two consecutive articles on Marek have appeared in Japanese classical music magazine “Ongaku Gendai (Music Modern Times)” in its May and June issues, written by Ichiro Kudo.

May 2015

The reviews of Marek’s performance in Tokyo are published in three prominent classical music magazines in Japan: “Ongaku no Tomo  (Music’s Friends),” “Ongaku Gendai (Music Modern Times)” and “Sarasate.” Excerpts…

April 2015

Various classical music blogs in Japan have mentioned Marek’s concert in Tokyo last month, including one by renowned music critic Yoshiko Ikuma. In addition to the packed concert at Oji…

March 2015

On March 7, Azusa Pacific University hosts a benefit concert with Marek in memory of 2011 earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. All proceeds will go toward a purchase of…

February 2015

Marek’s interview articles will be found in “Ongaku Gendai (Music Modern Times),” a Japanese classical music magazine, and  “A’cordes,” a web-based magazine on classical music in Japan. His upcoming concert…

January 2015

Marek’s cello studio at Azusa Pacific University will present the 2nd annual collaborative Bach solo recitals with renowned violinist Midori’s studio at the University of Southern California in March. Selected…

December 2014

Marek’s interview article is featured in a Japanese stringed-instrument magazine “Sarasate” vol. 62, now on sale. This volume specializes in cello.  

November 2014

Marek visits Soma-city in Fukushima, Japan, to teach cello and bass section of Children Orchestra organized by El Sistema Japan and share his music with them. Finally, he meets with…

October 2014

Marek joined Salastina Music Society to celebrate its 5th anniversary by featuring five young composers from Los Angeles area in the October 5 concert at Thayer Hall, Downtown Los Angeles.…

September 2014

Marek is featured in the Virtuosi Concert Series on September 27 in Encinitas, performing Brahms Sextet No.1 in B-flat Major, Op.18. Other musicians include concertmaster Martin Chalifour, principal cellist Robert DeMaine…

August 2014

Marek is appointed to be Director of Chamber Music at Azusa Pacific University, where he has been teaching cello and chamber music since 2005. He will bring his expertise in…

Copyright © 2017 Marek Szpakiewicz. All rights reserved.