KRZYSZTOF CHORZELSKI

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È nato a Varsavia nel 1971 e svolge un’intensa attività artistica in tutto il mondo come violista dell’acclamato quartetto di Belcea, come musicista da camera e come solista.

Nel 1991 Krzysztof si trasferì a Londra per studiare al Royal College of Music con Grigori Zhislin e in seguito con Felix Andrievsky. Nel 1992 ha vinto il Wronski Solo Violin Competition a Varsavia e successivamente si è esibito come recitalist e concertista solista in Europa, realizzando registrazioni per la Radio polacca e la BBC. Nel 1996 è stato nominato viola dell’acclamato Belcea Quartet con il quale ha vinto importanti premi in concorsi, come Osaka, Bordeaux e Banff. Il programma internazionale del quartetto lo porta regolarmente nelle sale più prestigiose del mondo, come la Wigmore Hall a Londra, dove il quartetto ha una residenza di cinque anni, la Konzerthaus di Vienna, il Concertgebouw ad Amsterdam, il Theatre de Chatelet a Parigi, la Berlin Philharmonie, come Carnegie Hall e Lincoln Center a New York. Le registrazioni del Belcea Quartet per la EMI sono state acclamate dalla critica, vincendo un Gramophone Award, il Midem Award, il Diapason D’Or e il German Crics Chamber Recording of the Year Award. Durante la stagione 2011/12 il quartetto eseguito e registrato i quartetti per archi Beethoven per l’etichetta Zig Zag Territoires.

Krzysztof è professore di viola alla Guildhall School of Music e Drama di Londra, dove il Belcea Quartet ha la Residenza. Ritorna regolarmente nella sua città natale, Varsavia, per insegnare alla Chopin Academy e alla Elsner Music School. Krzysztof offre anche regolarmente master class per viola e musica da camera in Svizzera, Polonia, Romania, Israele e Colombia.

Krzysztof è ospite frequente in festival internazionali come il Festival Spoleto in Italia, Spannungen a Heimbach, in Germania, l’Oxford International Chamber Music Festival, il Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival nel North Carolina, USA e il Moscow Chamber Music Festival “Vozvroshchenya”. Lavora anche come partner di musica da camera con Quatuor Ysaye, Ensemble Les Dissonnances, il Razumovsky Ensemble e artisti come Stephen Kovacevich, Piotr Anderszewski, Polina Leschenko, Andrew Zolinsky, Natalie Clein e Katya Apekisheva. Nel 2006 è stato invitato dal quartetto Alban Berg come violista ospite per una serie di concerti in occasione delle celebrazioni del 250° anniversario della nascita di Mozart nella Konzerthaus di Vienna.

Krzysztof ha studiato direzione d’orchestra con Neil Thomson al Royal College of Music e Diego Masson alla Dartington Summer School. Di recente ha fondato un’orchestra da camera con sede a Londra chiamata Metamorphosen Ensemble. La sua registrazione del Concerto per violino di Ittai Shapira “Concierto Latino” con la London Serenata Orchestra e il compositore come solista è stata recentemente pubblicata dalla Champs Hill Records. Il CD del suo debutto come solista avvenuto con l’accompagnamento della pianista Katya Apekisheva è stato nel febbraio 2012. Il CD è stato presentato dai due artisti con un recital a Londra alla Wigmore Hall.

 

Krzysztof Chorzelski was born in Warsaw in 1971 and enjoys a diverse career as a performing musician that has taken him all over the world as violist of the acclaimed Belcea Quartet, chamber musician and soloist.

In 1991 Krzysztof 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 and has subsequently performed as a recitalist and concerto soloist in Europe, making recordings for Polish Radio and the BBC. In 1996 became the viola player in the Belcea Quartet with whom he has won major prizes at competitions, such as Osaka, Bordeaux and Banff. The quartet’s international schedule regularly takes him to the world’s most prestigious halls, such as Wigmore Hall in London, where the quartet had a five-year residency, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Theatre de Chatelet in Paris, Berlin Philharmonie, as well as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York. The Belcea Quartet’s recordings for EMI were highly acclaimed by critics, winning a Gramophone Award, the Midem Award, the Diapason D’Or and the German Critics Chamber Music Recording of the Year Award. During the 2011/12 season the quartet will perform and record the complete Beethoven String Quartets for release on the Zig Zag Territoires label.

Krzysztof is a viola professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama London, where the Belcea Quartet are also Quartet in Residence. He also returns regularly to his native Warsaw to teach at the Chopin Academy and the Elsner Music School. Krzysztof also gives regularly viola and chamber music master classes in Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Israel and Colombia.
Krzysztof is a frequent guest at international festivals such as the Spoleto Festival in Italy, Spannungen in Heimbach, Germany, the Oxford International Chamber Music Festival, the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival in North Carolina, USA and the Moscow Chamber Music Festival “Vozvroshchenya”. He also works as a chamber music partner with Quatuor Ysaye, Ensemble Les Dissonnances, the Razumovsky Ensemble and artists such as Stephen Kovacevich, Piotr Anderszewski, Polina Leschenko, Andrew Zolinsky and Natalie Clein and Katya Apekisheva. In 2006 he was invited by the Alban Berg Quartet to perform as a guest violist in a series of concerts celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Mozart’s birth in the Konzerthaus, Vienna. 

Krzysztof studied conducting with Neil Thomson at the Royal College of Music and Diego Masson at Dartington Summer School. He recently founded a chamber orchestra based in London called the Metamorphosen Ensemble. His recording of Ittai Shapira’s Violin Concerto “Concierto Latino” with the London Serenata Orchestra and the composer as soloist has recently been released by Champs Hill Records. His debut solo recital recording with pianist Katya Apekisheva was released in February 2012. It was launched by the two artists with a recital at London’s Wigmore Hall.