Krzysztof Kusiel-Moroz Director
Chopin University Chamber Choir was founded in February 2017 and its artistic director is Prof. Krzysztof Kusiel-Moroz. The choir is comprised of students of different majors and specialties of Warsaw’s University of Music. The idea behind the ensemble is ensuring the high-quality performance of choir music from different periods, participation in concerts and festivals, promotion of the Chopin University of Music Poland-wide and worldwide and making archive recordings of choir works. Despite short time of activity so far, the ensemble has had numerous achievements: Silver Diploma and winning the category of “Other Conductor” at the 6th All-Poland Student Choir Festival “Vivat Academia” in Warsaw, Golden Diploma and Special Prize for the best performance of early music at the 29th International Rev. Stanisław Ormiański Religious Music Festival in Rumia, Grand Prix at the 21st Choir Festival “Cantio Lodziensis” in Łódź and participation in the final round of the Stefan Stuligrosz Grand Prix of Polish Choir Singing. The ensemble has taken part in major music undertakings. In 2017, along with other participants of the International Festival for Music Academies’ Choirs “KoChAM” in Katowice, it performed Karol Szymanowski’s “Stabat Mater”. As part of collaboration with the UMFC Department of Vocal Studies, it took part in the staging of the operas “Eugene Onegin” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky and “The Haunted Manor” by Stanisław Moniuszko at the Rzeszów Filharmonic, St Cross Philharmonic and the Grand Theatre – National Opera. The choir represented Poland at the international “ESOF Festival 2019” in Tallinn. It has also recorded the cycle of “Kurpian Songs” by Karol Szymanowski and Roman Maciejewski, which was nominated for the “Fryderyk” award.