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 of his quotes in the article:

“Music didn’t only play a tremendous role in my education, but my development, all the dreams and hopes that music provided for me.”

“With all the tragedy that happened in my life, I have no reason to complain because I feel privileged, I feel lucky and I feel that I have to share, so that motivates me, the kindness that I came and witnessed, so I want to pass it on.”

The article can be read here: How Pasadena-based cellist and Chernobyl survivor helps children in Japan

The same article has appeared in Pasadena Star-News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Whittier Daily News.

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