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What is the World Guitar Record? The annual guitar festival is most of all an occasion for collective play, meetings and exchange of experience, and during this event, an attempt to break the Guinness record is made.

Adam Palma and Krzesimir Dębski to perform as a duo at the World Guitar Record

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Adam Palma, referred to as the Chopin of the guitar, and Krzesimir Dębski, an outstanding conductor and composer, have joined the group of artists to play at the World Guitar Record in Wrocław on 19 June. One of the highlights of the duo's performance will be Stevie Wonder's famous hit You Are The Sunshine Of My Life.

Adam Palma was going to make an appearance at last year's online edition of the World Guitar Record, but the coronavirus thwarted those plans. 'I am thrilled that Adam Palma will join us for the Guitar Record. Last year he was taken ill with coronavirus and spent several weeks under a respirator. During the festival we were all sending him healing energy. It worked! We are therefore all the more happy that he will be with us this year – safe and sound,' says Leszek Cichoński, the founder of the Record.

Adam Palma is a Polish guitar virtuoso and a Doctor of Musical Arts. He has performed with the world's most eminent acoustic guitarists, including Al Di Meola, Tommy Emmanuel and Bireli Lagrene. In Poland, he has collaborated with virtually every major artist on our home music scene, such as Ewa Bem, Leszek Możdżer and Kuba Badach. Although for many years now he has been living in the UK where he teaches guitar at the University of Manchester, he was honoured with the title of the Best Polish Acoustic Guitarist at the GUITAR AWARDS gala in Warsaw. Adam has released 4 solo albums which have received fantastic reviews in guitar magazines across the world. The Guitar Player magazine featured his piece Rheged on the main page of their website in June 2017. His latest album Adam Palma Meets Chopin is the world's first recording of Frédéric Chopin's music on acoustic guitar and has earned Adam recognition from critics and reviewers, as well as the nickname the Chopin of the guitar.

Together with Krzesimir Debski, Palma will perform two pieces – Palma Blues and Stevie Wonder's famous hit You Are The Sunshine Of My Life.

Krzesimir Dębski is a composer, conductor, jazz violinist, arranger and music producer. Author of classical, contemporary, theatrical and film music (for over 100 feature films, e.g. With Fire and Sword, In Desert and Wilderness, An Ancient Tale) and television series. Commissioned by the Hollywood film studio Lime Light Films he composed new soundtracks for sixteen Charlie Chaplin's silent films from the years 1914-1917. Leader and soloist of String Connection jazz band, touring since 1980 across Europe, the USA and Canada. Professor at the Academy of Music in Poznań and Łódź. He has received numerous awards, including the first prize at the World Jazz Festival in Hoeilaart, Belgium (1983) and the Philip Award from the International Film Academy for the soundtrack to the film With Fire and Sword. He conducted concerts with such international music stars as Jose Carreras, Jose Cura, Nigel Kennedy, Richard Galliano and Chris De Burgh. As a conductor has also worked almost all Polish orchestras, including the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia Varsovia, as well as the Irish BBC Orchestra and the Moscow Symphony.

World Guitar Record to take place exceptionally in June – live and online

Due to the pandemic-related restrictions imposed by the government, this year's edition of the World Guitar Record will be held exceptionally on 19 June at the Pergola in the Centennial Hall complex. The biggest guitar orchestra will also perform online. - the live broadcast will be available at www.heyjoe.pl. 'Music has no borders. We want to ensure that everyone who will not be able to come to Wrocław can join the record-breaking. This time we are beating the world record, so we are counting on active participation across the globe, from Wrocław to Zanzibar,' says Leszek Cichoński. In 2020, the Guitar Record was held entirely online. As many as 7,998 guitarists from all over the world gathered to play Hey Joe from their homes, gardens and balconies. Artists who have confirmed their participation in the Record this year include Jan Borysewicz, Patrycja and Grzegorz Markowski, and Grzegorz Skawiński. In 2022, the event will return to Wrocław Market Square. Guidelines on how to join the record-breaking live and online coming soon.

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