Krzysztof Słowinski

was born in Poznan, Poland, in 1954, into a family with a strong musical tradition. In 1976, he received his Diploma (with Award) as a pianist at the Music Academy in Warsaw (Poland). He studied at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, on a special stipend from 1976 to 1977.

During his stay in Indiana, he was awarded the first prize at the Rosanna M. Enlow Music Competition in Evansville. Upon his return to Europe, concerts and recordings in Poland, France, Yugoslavia, and Germany followed. In 1978, he moved to Germany.

Christoph Slowinski studied conducting at the “Hochschule für Musik” in Cologne and subsequently held the position of Vocal Coach and Conductor at the Dortmund Opera House from 1980 to 1986. He moved to Ulm in 1986 to become Second Conductor and Assistant of the Principal Conductor at the Ulm Opera House. Between 1993 and 1999, he was Principal Conductor and Deputy Director of Music at the Opera House in Trier. He then accepted the position of Musical Director at the Opera House in Poznan (Poland). Subsequently, Christoph Slowinski was the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the State Opera House in Gdansk (Poland) (between 2000 and 2003), as well as a guest conductor in various opera houses and concert halls across Europe. He then moved on to fill the position of Principal Conductor and Deputy Director of Music at the Opera House in Gera-Altenburg.

In 2008, Christoph Slowinski was Musical Adviser and Conductor of the National Opera House “Teatr Wielki” in Warsaw. He has also been a permanent guest conductor at the “Warsaw Music Encounters” Festival since 1997.