Krzysztof Wegrzyn was born in Poland. He studied in Warsaw, Freiburg and London. His musical personality has been strongly influenced by Wolfgang Marschner, Yfrah Neaman and Dorothy DeLay. He was a laureate at renowned international competitions (Spohr, Montreal) and was the winner of the Karol Szymanowski- and Rodolfo Lipizer Competitions.
His concert activities have taken him around the world and he has made numerous recordings for radio, television and CD. His broad repertoire also features works by Lutoslawski, Ligeti, Nono, Schnittke, Pärt and Penderecki. Krzysztof Wegrzyn served as concertmaster of the Hanover State Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra for many years and since 1993 has been a professor at the University of Music and Drama Hanover. Many of his students have won prizes in major international competitions and have become members of leading German orchestras. Krzysztof Wegrzyn regularly holds master classes in Europe, the United States and Asia including at the Holland Music Sessions, the Ishikawa Music Academy, the Great Mountains International Music Festival, the Bowdoin Music Festival, the Aurora Scandinavian Master Classes the Keshet Eilon and the Conservatories in New York, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo. He has served on the juries of numerous international competitions (e. g. the Tchaikovski, Kreisler, Paganini, ARD and Sendai). Furthermore, he has also been greatly involved in chamber music and has founded the Ensemble ‘il gioco col suono’.
In 2004 he was awarded the State Music Prize. Krzysztof Wegrzyn is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover. He plays a venezian violin of Domenico Montagnana.