holds three master’s degrees in music from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, UK (for composition and performance with distinction) and the “Karol Lipinski” Academy of Music in Wroclaw, Poland (for performance with distinction). In 2010, Pasieczny began combined doctoral studies in composition and performance in Australia (Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music) before returning to Europe in 2012 and receiving his PhD in the UK in December 2015. As a composer, guitarist, lecturer, and adjudicator, Pasieczny regularly performs at festivals worldwide.
Pasieczny has composed for and collaborated with musicians such as Pat Metheny, Odair and Clarice Assad, David Russell, Roland Dyens, Carlo Domeniconi, LAGQ: Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Ana Vidovic, Hilary Hahn and others.
Premieres of his works have been performed at: Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore, USA (2012), Conservatoire National de Strasbourg, France (2011), He Luting Hall, Shanghai, China (2008), BBC Scotland, UK (2007), Royal Albert Hall, London, UK (2004), Sala im. W. Lutosławskiego (2003) (Warszawa), Carnegie Hall, New York (2006, 2014). In 2012 Pasieczny became a D’Addario artist and also appeared on the cover of Classical Guitar Magazine. At the Festival in Berlin, Marek also teaches composition in his masterclasses.