Project Description

Krzysztof Chorzelski – viola

Warsaw-born Krzysztof Chorzelski enjoys a diverse career as violist of the Belcea Quartet, as chamber musician and soloist, and as professor at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He studied with Grigori Zhislin and Felix Andrievsky at the London Royal College of Music. In 1992 he won the Wronski Violin Competition (Warsaw). In 1996 he joined the Belcea Quartet which performs regularly at major concert venues including the Konzerthaus (Vienna), Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center (New York) and the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam). Chorzelski has performed as a guest musician with the Ysaÿe, Pavel Haas, Jerusalem and Škampa quartets, and with Stephen Kovacevich, Piotr Anderszewski and Natalie Clein. He has commissioned new works for the viola by composers including Paweł Szymanski and Joseph Phibbs. His debut solo recital recording with Katya Apekisheva was released in 2012.