Marek Orszulik is a British guitarist and teacher. He has worked in theatre productions, in the Birmingham-based contemporary ensemble Interrobang as a performer and as a solo classical guitarist.
He received a Performance Diploma on the classical guitar from the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music in 2004, and completed his Bachelor Degree in Medicinal Chemistry and Music at Keele University in 2005. In 2007 he completed his Master of
Music Degree on the classical guitar at the Birmingham Conservatoire, studying with renowned UK guitarists such as Roberto Aussell, Graham Devine and Masayuki Kato.
As a teacher, he has worked with a variety of age groups and ability levels. Amongst his teaching positions, he was employed at Birmingham’s prestigious Priory School. In addition, he has undertaken training with the British Kodaly Academy in solfege and Kodaly methodology which he has put to use in his guitar and piano lessons.
Currently, Mr. Orszulik teaches in Edmonton at Alberta Music Academy and accepts students of various ages and levels.
In 2015 Trevor Cooper was one of 14 internationally selected guitarists to study in the III Master in Classical Guitar Performance at the University of Alicante in Alicante, Spain. There he studied with Grammy award-winning artists David Russell, Manuel Barrueco (guitar), Paul O'Dette (lute/early music), Jose de Eusebio (conducting) as well as Paul Galbraith, Pepe Romero, Fabio Zanon, Ignacio Rodes, Roberto Aussel and neuroscientist Victor Candia.
At 17 Trevor was accepted into the University of Toronto Faculty of Music Performance program. There he began studying guitar with Dr. Jeffrey McFadden and Performance Practice with Dr. Kevin Komisaruk (Palliative Care/Keyboard). During this time he saw increasing local success, including the Guitar Trophy at the Greater Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival, and national recognition with 1st Place in Guitar at the 2013 FCMF National Music Festival. After receiving his Bachelor of Music in Perfomance he travelled to Seville, Spain, where he studied with Spanish guitarist Francisco Bernier.
He is currently finishing a Masters at the Universitaet Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, with guitarist Eliot Fisk. Born and raised in Edmonton, he started playing guitar at a young age studying locally with Michel Forestier. Apart from the guitar and music, Trevor enjoys philosophy, cuisine, politics, nature, travel, hockey and trying to speak Spanish and German. He currently plays on an Alector guitar (Greece) with Knobloch strings.
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