Krzysztof A. Janczak is one of the most remarkable composers of young generation in Poland. The laureate of over a dozen international composer and film music competitions among others; Eyes & Ears of Europe in Munich, Red Dot in Berlin, New York Festiwals in NY, European Talent and Universal Music Award in Cologne, and Transatlantyk Young Composer Award in Poznan. In 2012, he received a nomination to a special RMF Classic Award for young film music composer of a year.
Since his debut in 2003, when The Winter won The Golden Tadpole at Camerimage festival, he created a music for over 40 movies, dozens of orchestral, chamber and piano pieces, that have been performed all over the world, and the music for TV channels such as; Disney Channel, 13th Street, Kabel Deutschland, NBC Universal and many others.
After graduating in Musicology at Warsaw University, as a bursar of French Government and Nadia and Lili Boulanger Foundation, headed by Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich, he moved to Paris, where after five years of studies he received the diplomas of composition and orchestration in the most prestigious French school École Normale de Musique de Paris and Maurice Ravel Conservatory, in classes of remarkable Michel Merlet, a student of Olivier Messiaen and Igor Stravinsky. In 2007, after composing the Warsaw Uprising Symphony, an homage of young generation to those who fought for Warsaw in Second World War, he was honored The Silver Cross of Merit by President of Poland.
He perfected his skills and craft attending numerous master classes leaded by such composers as: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Howard Shore, Alberto Iglesias, Max Richter, Michael Nyman, Patrick Doyle, Don Davis, Trevor Morris, Rolfe Kent, Christopher Young, Marc Isham and Marco Beltrami. In 2013, he was selected from over 4400 applicants from 137 countries to attend the Berlinale Talents program.
Currently he collaborates with the directors and musicians all over the world, composing music for many television and film projects.
FILM & TELEVISION AWARDS
2015 – Best Five in the world - MOFILM Competition (score for BOSE Advert), Sidney
2014 – 1st Award - MOFILM Competition (score for TATA Communications Advert), New York
2013 – Finalist – Berlinale Talent Campus #11, Berlin
2012 – Special Mention – Olympus « Not to be seen » competition - PRO category, Web Competition
2012 – Nomination - Bo Warto! – RMF Classic Best Young Composer of 2011, Cracow
2011 – Universal Music Special Award - SoundTrack_Cologne 8.0 - « European Talent Award 2011 », Cologne
2011 – Special Mention - SoundTrack_Cologne 8.0 « European Talent Award 2011 », Cologne
2011 – 3rd Prize - Transatlantyk Film Music Competition « Young Composer 2011 », Poznan
2011 – Golden World Medal - World’s Best TV & Films - « New York Festivals », New York
2010 – Special Mention - « Eyes & Ears of Europe Awards », Munich
2010 – Red Dot: Best of the best - International Media Competition « Red Dot Awards », Berlin
2010 – Silver Prize (2nd Cat.) - International Media Competition « PromaxBDA World Awards », Los Angeles
2010 – Silver Prize (1st Cat.) - International Media Competition « PromaxBDA World Awards », Los Angeles
2010 – Golden Prize - Best Channel Branding - « EBUconntect Awards », Lucerne