Krzysztof A. Janczak is one of the most remarkable composers of young generation in Poland. The laureate of over a dozen international concert and film music competitions among others; Eyes & Ears of Europe (Munich), Red Dot (Berlin), New York Festivals (NY), European Talent and Universal Music Award (Cologne), and Transatlantyk Young Composer Award. In 2023 he received the Grand Prix for the Best feature film Score at the International Festival Music & Cinema in Marseille, in 2022 he was nominated to Czech Lions for the Best Score in feature film, and in 2012 to RMF Classic Award for young film music composer of a year. In 2017 supported by the letters from Max Richter and Monika Willi he has become a member of European Film Academy.
He created the music for over 70 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, NBC Universal, ARD, 13th Street, Kabel Deutschland 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 Michel Merlet, a former 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: Howard Shore, Alberto Iglesias, Max Richter, Michael Nyman, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, 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 the music for many feature, documentary and animation films. He is regularly a guest at Abbey Road Studios, leading and supervising the recordings with the best soloists and orchestras, among others London Symphony Orchestra.