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.
Mark has been studying classical guitar since the age of 9 and studied locally with Michel Forestier. In addition to participating and winning in various local and provincial music festivals, Mark has participated in masterclasses with world-class guitarists including Judicael Perroy, the Beijing Guitar Duo, and Lily Afshar. Mark won 1st Place in the 2018 Alberta Music Festival in classical guitar, and has won the Ronald J. Schaffer Guitar Scholarship among others.
In addition to classical guitar, Mark is a trombonist, having played at a high level in the Little Birds Big Band, the Edmonton Youth Orchestra, and as a soloist. Mark enjoys teaching students of all skill levels with a focus on musical performance and personal expression. During the school year, Mark is a volunteer teacher with the Heart of the City Music program and teaches guitar to disadvantaged elementary students in downtown Edmonton.
Mark is currently pursuing a BSc Honours in Physiology and was a model International Baccalaureate student at his high school, Old Scona Academic, where he excelled in biology and mathematics and won multiple academic awards while studying guitar. Mark hopes to provide students with a balanced education in music, building skills while keeping in mind the daily needs of his students.
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