prof. dr hab. Krystian Kiełb

Prof. dr hab. Krystian Kiełb
A composer, music theorist, academic


He graduated in Composition under Prof. Zygmunt Herembeszta and in Music Theory from the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, in both cases receiving a degree with distinction. He also completed the Postgraduate Programme of Study in Managing Educational and Cultural Institutions.

He has composed several dozen pieces for various instrumental, vocal and vocal-and-instrumental ensembles. His works have been performed, for instance, in Poland, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, UK, France, Sweden, Spain, Ukraine, Lithuania, USA, at music festivals, interpretation courses, performance competitions, also as obligatory works.

Since 1992, he has been professionally connected with the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław, where he has conducted the composition class as well as seminars for PhD,
MA and BA students in composition and theory of music and has taught theoretical subjects. On many occasions, he has been a supervisor or a reviewer as part of the procedure leading to the conferment of the academic degree of PhD, doctor habilitatus, or professor, or the award of the degree honoris causa. In the years 1999–2005, he was the Vice-Rector, and in 2008–2016 – the Rector of the Karol Lipiński Music Academy in Wrocław. Since 2017,
he has been in charge of the Chair of Composition of the Karol Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław. Furthermore, in the years 2005–2006, he managed the Section for the History of Silesian Musical Culture and in the years 2002–2008 – the Postgraduate Programme of Study in Managing Educational and Cultural Institutions. In the years 2005–2008, he was actively involved in implementing the Bologna Process in higher education, with a special emphasis on higher artistic education, including as a member of the Bologna Experts Team. Currently, he sits on the Artistic Education Council attached to the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. He has been a music competition judge. He has received numerous prizes, distinctions and state decorations.