Marek Nosal

Musician, guitarist and teacher. 

As a soloist, chamber musician and in concerts with orchestra he appeared in Poland and abroad (Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Greece). He performed with philharmonic orchestras from Katowice, Lublin, Częstochowa and Olsztyn, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, chamber orchestras: Aukso, Silesian Ch.O., Archetti, Camerata Impuls as well as Silesian String Quartet. He premiered three concertos for guitar and orchestra: Concerto per chitarra e orchestra by Edward Bogusławski (1992), Sinfonia concertante for guitar and orchestra by Aleksander Lasoń (2004) and Concerto for guitar in peculiar tuning and chamber orchestra by Aleksander Nowak (2012). He has made a number of recordings for the radio, television and CD (i.a. J.S.Bach, A.Piazzolla, Polish contemporary music).

In 2013 he published The work of Polish composers for solo guitar after 1945. The artistic and performance issues based on selected examples – the book and the CD with world premiere recordings of XX and XXI-century solo guitar music by Polish composers. His last CD In modo polonico (2018) includes works by A.Tansman, J.N.Bobrowicz, S.Mroński.

He is the laureate of guitar competitions in Zamość (1988), Warsaw (1989), Krakow (1990) and Tychy (1990).

As a composer he made his debut in 2001 with Recitative and Aria and was awarded the second prize for it in V All-Polish Competition of Compositions for Classical Guitar.

In 1993 he graduated with honours from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, where he studied under the guidance of Professor Alina Gruszka. In 2006 he earned his doctorate, in 2014 – habilitation in musical arts.

He is Associate Professor and Dean of Instrumental Department at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.

Since 2015 he is artistic director of International Festival “Silesian Guitar Autumn” and Jan Edmund Jurkowski Memorial Competition in Tychy, Poland.

Marek Nosal plays on instruments made by Petr Matoušek, Karl-Heinz Roemmich, Leszek Gajdzik, Godin. He uses D’Addario Strings.