„(…) Ich habe seit Ewigkeiten nicht mehr einen so faszinierenden und individuellen Solisten wie Krzysztof Meisinger gehört und hoffe, dass diesem Ausnahmegitarristen eine Weltkarriere beschieden sein wird, denn in seinem Spiel treffen sich Virtuosität, Individualität und Emotion! (…)”
The Listener – Rainer Aschemeier
“Krzysztof Meisinger is certainly a fine player, with a warm tone and enviable technique. His way with Preludes is loving to the point of sensuality. (…)
The Guitar Concerto by Villa-Lobos (…) Meisinger and ASMF make as good a case for it as any performers I recall since, well, Romero and ASMF!”
Grammophone – Guy Rickards (UK)
„(…)D’emblée, on se doit d’annoncer que l’interprétation des Cinq Préludes pour guitare seule figure parmi les meilleures jamais réalisées. Krzysztof Meisinger exacerbe toutes les qualités de ces partitions merveilleuses d’invention. Le jeu, clair et analytique, le toucher, d’une rare précision, la captation sonore elle-même, délicatement réverbérée et occupant tout le volume concourent à propulser cette lecture au-delà de ce que l’on connaissait. (…)”
ResMusica – Jean-Luc Caron
KRZYSZTOF MEISINGER, was born in 1984. 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 Aniello Desiderio (Italy) and Christopher Parkening (USA) have had the immense influence on his artistic development. His talent international critics used to compare to such artists like Piotr Anderszewski and Pepe Romero. He is a winner of many national and international competitions.
Krzysztof received scholarships from the Polish Ministry of Culture (1999), the Mayor of Bydgoszcz (2007), the KGHM “Polish Cuper“ Foundation and the “Młoda Polska“ Grant Programme.
He has performed all over the world – from Tokyo to Los Angeles and Buenos Aires in such halls as the Berliner Philharmonie, the Wigmore Hall, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Ryutopia Concert Hall in Niigata, the Tokyo International Forum, the National Philharmonic Concert Hall in Warsaw, the Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio in Warsaw, the National Opera House in Warsaw, the Theatre du Palais Royal in Paris, the Raitt Recital Hall in Malibu, the Grossmunster in Zurich, or the Hatch Recital Hall in Rochester. His Berliner Philharmonie debut in 2014 ended with a long standing ovation.
Krzysztof has performed at many festivals, e.g. the “Music in Old Krakow” Festival, the National Philharmonic Festival in Warsaw, the La Folle Journee de Varsovie, the “Toruń: Music and Architecture” Festival, the Polish Music Festival in Krakow, or the Music Competition Winners’ Festival in Bydgoszcz. He has also cooperated with the PWM Publishing House in Krakow.
He has giving concerts with such orchestras as e.g. the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the PKF-Prague Philharmonia, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra, the Sinfonietta Cracovia, the Philharmonia Quartet Berlin, the “Amadeus” Chamber Orchestra, the National Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra in Warsaw, the “Leopoldinum” Chamber Orchestra and many others under the baton of Łukasz Borowicz, Agnieszka Duczmal, Wojciech Michniewski, Krzysztof Urbański or Michał Klauza.
Krzysztof has been co-working with internationally acclaimed musicians such as one of those greatest sopranos in the world – Sumi Jo. Krzysztof has inspired a number of composers to write new guitar compositions – e.g. Dimitiy Varelas “Concerti Grossi”.
In January 2014 he was the artistic director in a very successful production of Astor Piazzolla’s tango operita „Maria de Buenos Aires” with Sandra Rumolino as Maria in Polish Theatre in Szczecin (Poland).
His recordings received many awards and critical acclaim. Among his 10 albums recorded for Orfeus Music are: recorded in famous Abbey Road Studio in London with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields (Melodia Sentimental), with Sumi Jo, PKF – Prague Philharmonia and Philharmonia Quartett Berlin (Meisinger), with Sinfonia Varsovia (Astor and Astor – live at the Opera) or album recorded with his own baroque orchestra „Poland baROCK” (Vivaldissimo). In May 2020 he signed an exclusive contract with Chandos.
Krzysztof Meisinger is the artistic director of the MEISINGER Music Festival – the annual music festival whose first edition took place in September 2017 in Szczecin. The artists who took part at the MMF were: Ivo Pogorelich, Mariza, Piotr Anderszewski, Daniel Stabrawa, L’Arpeggiata to name a few.
Krzysztof Meisinger plays on the copy of Ignacio Fleta’s guitar created by Anders Sterner and the Knobloch strings.