Krzysztof Meisinger

Krzysztof Meisinger; fot. Beata Bogusławska

photo Beata Bogusławska

In the opinion of many critics and music lovers from around the world, Krzysztof is one of the most fascinating and charismatic young classical guitar players. Such teachers and music authorities as Bolesław Brzonkalik, Piotr Zaleski, Aniello Desiderio (Italy) and Christopher Parkening (USA) have had an immense influence on his artistic development. He is a winner of many national and international competitions, e.g.: First Prize, 5th Polish Classical Guitar Competition in Kielce, in 1998, First Prize, 17th Polish Classical Guitar Competition in Konin, in 1999, First Prize, “Ghitaralia” International Competition in Przemyśl, in 2001 (under the auspices of Joaquin Rodrigo), First Prize and Special Award, International Classical Guitar Competition in Łodź, in 2006, Second Prize, International Classical Guitar Competition in Kiev, in 2007.

Krzysztof received scholarships from the Polish Ministry of Culture (1999), the Mayor of Bydgoszcz (2007), the KGHM “Polish Copper“ Foundation and the “Młoda Polska“ Grant Programme.
He has attended master classes with such virtuosos as Christopher Parkening (USA) and Aniello Desiderio (Italy). He has also participated in a private master class conducted by Pablo Ziegler, the pianist from the Astor Piazzolla Quintet, who used to play with Piazzolla for nearly thirty years.

Krzysztof has performed in Poland and abroad, giving solo recitals, chamber music concerts and performing with orchestras, e.g. in the USA, Germany, France, England, Serbia, Austria, Italy, Spain, Greece, Switzerland, Latvia and the Ukraine. He has recorded for the Polish Radio and Television. He has performed in such halls as the National Philharmonic Concert Hall in Warsaw, the Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio in Warsaw, the Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, the Lysenko Concert Hall of the Ukrainian National Philharmonic Hall in Kiev, the Raitt Recital Hall in Malibu, the Grossmunster in Zurich, the Adam Mickiewicz University Auditorium in Poznań, the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the Wilanów Royal Palace, the “Łazienki” Royal Palace in Warsaw, the Łańcut Palace Ballroom and the Chopin Manor in Duszniki.

He has given concerts with such orchestras and ensembles as the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the “Amadeus” Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra, the Philharmonia Quartet Berlin, the National Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in Warsaw, the National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in Kiev, the “Leopoldinum” Chamber Orchestra, “Capella Bydgostiensis“, the Toruń Symphony Orchestra and many others, under the baton of Agnieszka Duczmal, Jose Maria Florencio, Wojciech Michniewski and Massimiliano Caldi.

Krzysztof has worked together with nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians such as Marcelo Nisinman (bandoneon), Daniel Stabrawa (violin), Anna Maria Staśkiewicz (violin), Iwona Hossa (soprano) and has inspired a number of composers to write new guitar compositions – e.g. Dmitry Varelas’ “Concerti Grossi”. He regularly works with music arranger and conductor Bernard Chmielarz. In 2002, top Polish pianist Waldemar Malicki invited Krzysztof to play with him in a group modelled after the Astor Piazzolla Quintet.

Krzysztof has performed at many festivals, e.g. the “Music in Old Krakow” Festival, the National Philharmonic Festival in Warsaw, the EuroArt Meeting in Wrocław, the “Toruń: Music and Architecture” Festival, the Polish Music Festival in Krakow, or the Music Competition Winners’ Festival in Bydgoszcz. He has also worked together with the PWM Publishing House in Krakow.

In the 2010 “Polish Music Lovers’ Awards” poll organized by Programme Three of the Polish Radio “Viva Vivaldi” was voted Album of the Year in the “Early and Baroque Music” category. Krzysztof’s album, recorded together with the leading Polish soprano Iwona Hossa and published by Orfeus Music, was nominated for the 2011 Fryderyk Awards, the most prestigious music award in Poland. His brand new album was recorded in famous Abbey Road Studio with Academy of St Martin in the Fields under the baton of Jose Maria Florencio. The CD is called “Melodia Sentimental” and is completly dedicated to the music of Heitor Villa-Lobos and was was released by the Orfeus Music label.

Krzysztof Meisinger plays on a “Hauser Model” guitar built by Roger Allan and uses Augustine strings.

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