Guitarist / Teacher
Krzysztof Pełech is an acclaimed Polish classical guitarist. He is one of the most active musicians of his generation. He gives around 60 concerts each year. He has performed in Europe, South and North America, Asia and Africa. He also participated in numerous international music festivals. He collaborated with many renowned musicians and composers, among them Jorge Cardoso, Tommy Emmanuel, Joscho Stephan’s band and Jorge Morel, who dedicated to him one of his compositions. He has recorded for radio and television (Polskie Radio, BBC, TVP, TVP Kultura). The artist has a varied repertoire including compositions of J.S.Bach, D.Scarlatti, M.Giuliani, F.Tarrega, F.Sor, M.M.Ponce, I.Albeniz, R.Dyens, A.Tansman, A.Piazzolla, J.Morel, J.Cardoso, C.Guastavino, S.Assad, and J.Zenamon. He performs as a soloist with orchestras, as a chamber musician and he gives solo recitals. He has released 16 albums in such countries as Poland, the UK, Czech Republic, Germany and the USA. His debut album Dua Guitarinet was highly appreciated worldwide and earned him a nomination for a Fryderyk 2000 award. The guitarist was repeatedly chosen the best Polish classical guitarist by the readers of Gitara i Bas music magazine. Besides his performing career, Krzysztof Pełech is also deeply involved in promoting guitar music. He co-founded Wroclaw Guitar Society and he is the co-founder and the Artistic Director of the Guitar Masters 2016 International Competition & Festival. He is also a teacher of the guitar at the Academy of Music in Bydgoszcz, where he completed his PhD in Arts.
Krzysztof Pełech began his music education at the age of twelve. In 1995 he graduated with honours from the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, where he studied under Piotr Zaleski. He also studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester under instruction of Gordon Crosskey. He mastered his play with such renowned guitarists as Edmund Jurkowski, Costas Cotsiolis, Joseph Urshalmi and Roberto Aussel.