Krzysztof Zimowski was born in Wroclaw, Poland. He began his musical studies when he was just six years old . Participating in various music camps and schools organized by La Federation International des Jeunesses Musicales, Mr. Zimowski performed as a Concertmaster of the Symphony Orchestra of Weikersheim and Bayreuth in Germany, with Franz Paul Decker, the music director of the Montreal Symphony at that time.
In 1976, Mr.Zimowski began performing with the L’Orchestre Mondial Des Jeunesses Musicales (The World Youth Orchestra) in Brussels and in Paris, under the direction of Jean Martinon. There he began playing in chamber music ensembles and taking master classes with the world- renowned violin soloist, Henryk Szeryng.
Krzysztof Zimowski had participated in The Carl Flesch International Violin Competition – London 1978, and J. S Bach VI International Violin Competition – Leipzig 1980. In 1977 in Warsaw ,Poland , in the only National Competition of Music of Karol Szymanowski, he won third prize.
During his studies, he performed as a soloist in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Germany. In 1976 Mr. Zimowski was appointed Concertmaster of the State Opera Orchestra in his native city. In 1977 Zimowski received his Master’s Degree with Honors from the Academy of Music in Wroclaw. After participating in the C. Flesch International Competition, he continued his studies at the Morley College of Music in London with Simon Goldberg and Perry Hart.
In 1981, Mr. Zimowski joined the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra. After his acclaimed appearance as a soloist in the concert dedicated to the Mexico City earthquake victims, Mr. Zimowski was appointed one of the Concertmasters and soloist of the Mexico City Philharmonic, touring Europe, South America and United States.
In the fall of 1986, he moved to United States of America, where he helped to form the Helios String Quartet, an ensemble-in-residence at the Placitas Artists Series, in Albuquerque’s north community of Placitas. Mr. Zimowski has performed with the Phoenix Symphony, Santa Fe Opera Orchestra, Santa Fe Symphony and Santa Fe Pro Musica. He was also the Concertmaster and soloist of the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque.
In October of 1986, Krzysztof Zimowski began playing with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and became an Associate Concertmaster in 1995. He was appointed Concertmaster and soloist of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra in 1999. He has been featured as a soloist in the Mendelssohn and Wieniawski #2 Violin concertos during the 2001 NMSO New Mexico tour. In the 2009 season, he performed the New Mexico premiere of the Karol Szymanowski Violin Concerto #1.
Currently he is Concertmaster of the New Mexico Philharmonic and was appointed a Concertmaster of the Opera Southwest Orchestra.
Each summer since 1994, Mr. Zimowski performs with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in the renowned International Music Festival in Millennium Park in Chicago.
He, along with his wife Urszula, opera singer, and their son, Krystian, mechanical engineer and clarinetist make their home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.