Krzysztof Wegrzyn was born in Gdansk, Poland in 1953 and completed his studies in Warsaw, Freiburg (Germany) and London. He artistic impulse was heavily influenced by his encounters with Zenon Brzewski, Wolfgang Marschner, Yfrah Neaman and Dorothy DeLay.
He has won awards in prestigious international competitions, including the “Ludwig Spohr” of Freiburg and the Competition of Montreal and was awarded the First Prize at the “Szymanowski” Lódz and Lipizer” competitions. He has performed in many concerts at home and abroad demonstrating a repertoire ranging from the traditional to the works of contemporary composers such as Lutoslawski, Ligeti, Nono, Schnittke, Pärt and Penderecki.
For many years Krzysztof Wegrzyn was concertmaster of the Niedersächsischen Staatsorchesters in Hanover and since 1993 is a professor at the School of Music and Theatre in Hanover. Many of his students have won international competitions and have become members of the most important orchestras.
He regularly gives master classes around the world, including the Juilliard School, Aspen Music Festival, Keshett Eilon, and in Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. He is called to join numerous international juries, including “Tchaikovsky” in Moscow, “Kreisler” in Vienna, “Paganini” in Genoa, “ARD” in Monaco of Bavaria, “Sarasate” in Bilbao, “Leopold Mozart” in Augsburg. For many years he devoted himself to chamber music and is the Founding Member of the “New Warsaw Piano Quintett”.
He plays a violin Venetian D.Montagnana.
Since 1995 Krzysztof Wegrzyn directs the International Violin Seminars in Gdansk and the Spring Music Festival.
He is Founder and Artistic Director of the International Violin Competition in Hanover, dedicated to Joachim.
He was awarded the “Musikpreis des Landes Niedersachsen for his extraordinary contribution to culture.