Krzysztof Kicior

Bio





Krzysztof Kicior was born in Katowice, Poland.
He is an alumnus of Grażyna Bacewicz National Music School Complex no. 3 in Warszawa, Poland and Sound Engineering Department of The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warszawa, Poland. He has been improving his skills at the courses and workshops in the institutions such as the University of York, Berklee College of Music and Harvard University.

He is a laureate of numerous national and international compositions in various fields of music, including the solfeggio competitions in Bielsko-Biała (2009), Wrocław (2010, 2012), Gdańsk (2016) and Ljubljana (2015, 2017), as well as the piano competitions in Bydgoszcz (2006) and Almaty (2017). In 2019, he has been awarded Diamentowy Grant (The Diamond Grant): the most prestigious award in the national science. He is the first recipient of the Grant to receive it in music.
In 2017 he has been awarded an honorary mention in the 1st National Józef Patkowski Composer Competition. In 2018 he has been chosen to participate in “Kinemo”, a Belarusian silent movie festival. Subsequently, he wrote the trio "Das Weib Des Pharao", commissioned by the festival. In 2019, his new composition ("mamihlapinatapai" for harp, yaybahar and percussion) was commissioned by the 33rd Warsaw Music Encounters festival. In 2020, he has made a debut in the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw ("Astaga" for soprano and orchestra). His upcoming plans include two album releases, completion of a commission by Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage ("haecceitas" for piano, percussion, tape and live electronics), as well as thirteen performances of „pluviophilia” - a piece for piano and marimba, with which he has won the final edition of a prestigious „Muzyka Naszych Czasów” call for scores.

Krzysztof Kicior is a member of Audio Engineering Society since 2014. He has managed the AES Warsaw Student Section in years 2016-2019. Since 2018 he is a member of the international Diversity & Inclusion Committee within the same organisation.
In 2018 he has received the British Audio Engineering Society award for the scientific poster “The Chopin Trail” and he has won the recording competition during the 144th International Audio Engineering Society Convention in Milan, Italy.

As a pianist, he has held several international concert tours, performing in the prestigious concert halls of Europe and Asia. He has performed (among others) in Poland, Belgium, Slovenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Thailand. He has given masterclasses in the Fine Arts University in Astana (Kazakhstan) and Jerudong International School in Bandar Seri Begawan (Brunei Darussalam).

Currently, Krzysztof Kicior is the student of prof. Aleksander Kościów at the Composition and Theory of Music Department of The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music, final year of the Master Degree studies. He speaks seven languages, including Turkish and Indonesian.