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Krzysztof  Chorzelski

Krzysztof Chorzelski

Krzysztof  Chorzelski

Violist KRZYSZTOF CHORZELSKI was born in Warsaw in 1971 and enjoys a diverse international career as a soloist and chamber musician. In 1991, he moved to London to study at the Royal College of Music with Grigori Zhislin and later Felix Andrievsky. In 1992, he won the Wronski Solo Violin Competition in Warsaw. He has since performed as a recitalist and concerto soloist in Europe and recorded for Polish Radio and the BBC. In 1996, he became the viola player of the Belcea Quartet. The quartet's schedule regularly takes him to the world's most prestigious halls, such as the Wigmore Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Berlin Philharmonie and Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York. The Belceas' acclaimed recordings for EMI have won multiple awards, including the Midem Award and Diapason D'Or. Chorzelski teaches viola at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama London, where the Belcea Quartet is also Quartet in Residence. He also returns regularly to his native Warsaw to teach at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music and gives regular viola and chamber music masterclasses in Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Israel and Colombia. He is a frequent guest at international festivals in Italy, Germany, England, the US and Moscow. He also works with Quatuor Ysaÿe, Ensemble Les Dissonnances, the Razumovsky Ensemble and artists such as Stephen Kovacevich, Piotr Anderszewski, Polina Leschenko, Andrew Zolinsky and Natalie Clein and Katya Apekisheva. He studied conducting at the Royal College of Music and Dartington Summer School, and he recently founded a chamber orchestra based in London called the Metamorphosen Ensemble.


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