One of today’s leading cellists, Polish-born Marcin Zdunik, will be artist-in-residence at next month’s King’s Lynn Festival where he will play in four concerts including the final night with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Festival artistic director Ambrose Miller said Marcin was one of the finest cellists of his generation and his involvement at this year’s Lynn Festival fitted the event’s Eastern Europe theme.

Marcin, who was artist-in-residence with Warsaw Philharmonic last year, will appear at St Nicholas’ Chapel on July 21 when he will demonstrate his technical mastery playing two Bach suites for cello.

On July 23 he will launch the morning coffee concerts at the town hall when he will join the Aurea Quartet for a performance.

 On July 26 Marcin will return to the town hall to join Jams Coleman (pianist) to present the fourth coffee concert.

There will be a chance to meet Marcin when he appears at an event entitled The
Cello Up Close 
where he will talk about the cello and his career with Ambrose Miller. This event will be at 3pm on July 27 in the Shakespeare Barn at St George’s Guildhall complex.

In the final concert with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Marcin will be the soloist in Tchaikovsky’s Variations on rococo theme before Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony brings the 68th festival to an end.

Marcin won the new talent  title at the International Forum of Young Performers in 2008. He has performed in the Carnegie Hall in New York, the BBC Proms and at prestigious halls and festivals around the world.

The festival, which includes 36 events, is being staged on July 15-28. Call the box office on 01553-764864 or visit www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk