Was born 1943 in Cracow. From the age of five he learned the piano, and from 1954 theory and composition with Stanislaw Wiechowicz. Studied at the College of Music in Cracow composition under Krzysztof Penderecki, and obtained two diplomas with distinction. Later he went to France to study with Nadia Boulanger. From 1965 to 1967 he appeared as a pianist with the contemporary music group "MW2 Ensemble" and he also played his solo compositions for piano. From 1966 to 1987 Krzysztof Meyer taught at the State College of Music in Cracow, 1987 he teaches composition at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne. Krzysztof Meyer is a prize-winner of numerous awards, his compositions have been performed in Europe and America. Krzysztof Meyer is the author of the monograph on the life and work of Dmitri Schostakowitsch and some periodicals.