Artists:

Krzysztof Kaczka

Poland
Krzysztof Kaczka

Krzysztof Kaczka was born in Torun, Poland and made his New York debut at the Carnegie Recital Hall as the IBLA Grand Prize winner.

As first prize winner at the Australian Flute Festival Flute Competition in Adelaide, he was praised by jury chairman Jean Ferrandies for his "beautiful sound, high technical skills, and great understanding of the style of the music he played.” Krzysztof graduated from Musikhochschule Munich, where his teacher was Marianne Henkel-Adorján. He completed his postgraduate studies with Irena Grafenauer at the University Mozarteum Salzburg as well as with principal flutist of Wiener Philharmoniker , Wolfgang Schulz at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. He also studied with Pierre- Yves Artaud at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSM) on Erasmus scholarship.

Krzysztof Kaczka has played in masterclasses with András Adorján , Jeanne Baxtresser , Julius Baker, Philippe Bernold, William Bennett , Patrick Gallois , Peter Lukas Graf and Carol Wincenc among others. As Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada he has performed with Joel Smirnoff (Juilliard String Quartet ), Chen Halevi , Pedja Muzijevic, Barry Shiffman, and Eliot Fisk. He has been winner and finalist of many international competitions including: IBLA Grand Prize New York, Padova, Sydney Flute Festival, AFF, Citta di Barletta, NFA Pittsburgh, and Tansman.

Krzysztof has taken part in numerous music festivals and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the USA’s Carnegie Hall (NYC), Herkulessaal der Residenz Munich, Gasteig, Wellington Town Hall, Hobart City Hall (Tasmania), New York University, Verbrugghen Hall in Sydney, Polish Embassy in Washington DC, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Paris and Rome. In 2006 he became a laureate of the prestigious Young Poland Award of the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Poland in Warsaw and released 4 CD ´s for Acte Prealabe Label.

As principal flutist of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, he has performed with Long Yu, Jiri Belohlavek, Krzysztof Penderecki , Stephane Denéve, Maxim Vengerov, Sylvian Camberling, Yo Yo Ma, Lang Lang, Sarah Chang and Midori among others.