PROF. KRZYSZTOF CHORZELSKI

Viola and Chamber Music

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Warsaw in 1971 Krzysztof enjoys a diverse career as a performing musician that takes him all over the world.

Since 1996 he has been the violist in the Belcea Quartet with whom he performs regularly in the worlds most prestigious halls, such as the Wigmore Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York. Belcea Quartet has recorded extensively for EMI and Alpha Classics and their recordings have repeatedly won the Gramophone, Diapason d'Or, Midem and Echo Klassik Awards.

Krzysztof's passion for chamber music extends to partnerships with other musicians, such as Imogen Cooper, Stephen Kovacevich and Piotr Anderszewski. He appears as guest violist with many string quartets such as the Alban Berg, Pavel Haas, Ysaye, Ebene, Novus, Skampa and Jerusalem.

Together with the pianist Katya Apekisheva, Krzysztof recorded a disc featuring works by Schumann, Shostakovich and Britten, released by Champs Hill in 2012.

His keen interest in expanding the viola repertoire resulted in world premieres of works by composers such as Paweł Szymański, Joseph Phibbs and André Tchaikowsky.

He also performs as soloist with European orchestras, such as Sinfonia Varsovia and Real Filharmonia de Galicia.

Krzysztof was a viola and chamber music professor at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

In recent years Krzysztof has also worked as a conductor with various orchestras, most notably the Young Israel Philharmonic.