18-Year-Old Guitarist Marcin Patrzalek Combines Classical Music With Rock

18-Year-Old Guitarist Marcin Patrzalek Combines Classical Music With Rock

18-year-old Marcin Patrzalek gives Beethoven a rock makeover with his unique guitar audition on America’s Got Talent.


Marcin is a Polish fingerstyle guitarist. This means that he only uses his fingers to strum and play. It’s a technique that can be mentally and physically difficult to master, but Marcin’s love for the instrument left him determined to perfect his style.

In 2015, he gained some popularity after winning Must Be The Music, a Polish talent show. But now, this young man is vying for the title on AGT, which he considers to be the best show on Earth.

Marcin has been trying to get on the popular talent competition for four years. Now, he’s finally getting his shot to perform in front of the judges for a chance at the $1 million prize.

Before the audition, Marcin remarked on the weight of this opportunity. “I used to perform in front of my wall and now I’m here on AGT performing in front of millions and millions of people. It’s what I want to do for the rest of my life. I feel like this is my chance to really start my American dream.”

As soon as the teen started to play, everyone knew this was going to be a memorable audition. Marcin used his unique fingerstyle to combine Beethoven's 5th Symphony with ‘Toxicity’ by System Of A Down.

This mashup of classical and rock produced a one-of-a-kind sound and it certainly impressed the judges. After years of hard work, Marcin is finally realizing his dream and he’s definitely got the talent to back it all up.