A composer and a pedagogue, born on 17 August, 1961 in Cieszyn.
He studied at the Music Academy in Katowice, his majors were Music Theory (diploma obtained in 1987) and Composition under the direction of Józef Świder (diploma obtained in 1989).
He is a winner of the Stanisław Wiechowicz Composition Competition in Szczecin (1984), 22nd Grzegorz Fitelberg Composition Competition in Katowice (1988) and Katowice Governor’s Award for Young Artists (1991). In 1989 and 1990 he was also
a scholar from the Ministry of Art and Culture.
His compositions were performed on numerous festivals of contemporary music, e.g. during Warsaw Autumn Festival, Silesian Days of Contemporary Music
in Katowice, Silesian
Composer’s Tribunes in Katowice, 20 th century Music Days in Wrocław, Young Composers Meetings in Gdańsk, “Mikołowskie Dni Muzyki,” Christian Art Panorama "Musica Sacra" in Skoczów, Melos-Etos in Bratislava.
He realized music at the request of Polish Radio’s Experimental Studio – Lumber-case on audio (1995), for the city of Cieszyn – Gratia for choir and string orchestra (1998), for the
Panorama Sztuki Chrześcijańskiej "Musica Sacra" Association – Laudate for tenor, violoncello and string orchestra (1999), and also for Silesian Philharmonic in Katowice – Variants no 5 for chamber orchestra (2000).
In the period of 1999- 2002 Wiesław Cienciała was an organizer of a series of concerts entitled „Muzyka Nowa i Najnowsza” („Recent and the Most Recent Music”) in Cieszyn, from 1993 to 2004 he was a deputy of the Managing Director of the Polish Composers’ Union Board in Katowice.
Since 1987 he has been working in Music Institute of the Silesian University, in 2008 he was appointed as a Dean of the Faculty of Arts for the term of 2008/2012. Since 2003 he has also been a professor of the Music Academy in Katowice.
He took part in:
„Deux Visages de l’Électroacoustique Festival” (Brussels, Belgium)
„Bad Hersfelder Festspielkonzerte” (Bad Hersfeld, Germany)
„POLISH ARTS FESTIVAL” (Southend-of- Sea / Essex, England)
„«Arrasate Hiria» Nazioarteko – Lehiaketa” (Arrasate / Mondragón, Spain)
„Coupe Mondiale” (Shanghai, China)
„Tarptautinis Akordeonistu Konkursas – VILNIUS” (Vilnius, Lithuania)
„MELOS-ÉTOS” Medzinárodni festival súćasnej hudby (Bratyslava, Slovakia)
„Mezinárodní Hudební Festival” (Krumlov, Czech Republic)
„Hudebni Soućasnost” (Ostrawa, Czech Republic)
„Une Soireé” (Bańska Bystrzyca, Slovakia)
„Warszawska Jesień” („Warsaw Autumn”) (Warsaw)
„Musica Polonica Nova” (Wrocław)
„Musica Electronica Nova” (Wrocław)
„Audio Art Festival” (Cracov)
„Śląskie Dni Muzyki Współczesnej” (Silesian Days of Contemporary Music”) (Katowice)
„Festiwal Muzyki Nowej” („New Music Festival”) (Bytom/Katowice)
„Musica Sacra” (Skoczów),
Performances in countries (alphabetically): Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Spain, Lithuania, Germany, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine, Great Britain