Krzysztof Chorzelski

Krzysztof Chorzelski, viola (Warsaw, Poland), is the violist of the Belcea Quartet. He performs regularly in Wigmore Hall in London, where the quartet had a five-year residency, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Theatre de Chatelet in Paris, and Berlin Philharmonie, as well as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York. The Belcea Quartet’s recordings for EMI have won the Gramophone Award, the Midem Award, the Diapason D’Or, and the German Critics Chamber Music Recording of the Year Award. The quartet has performed and recorded the complete Beethoven String Quartets for 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 viola and chamber music master classes in Switzerland, Poland, Romania, Israel, and Colombia. Krzysztof is a frequent guest at the Spoleto Festival, Spannungen in Heimbach, the Oxford International Chamber Music Festival, the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, 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 with 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.