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Warsaw Boys’ Choir was created in 1990 at the suggestion of prof. Andrzej Chorosiński, who was at that time the Rector of Warsaw’s Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music. The founder, artistic manager, and the conductor of the choir is Krzysztof Kusiel-Moroz. In 1998 also men’s choir was established. It is composed of former members of boys’ choir – currently students of high schools and universities. Warsaw Boys’ and Men’s Choir gives approximately 30 concerts per year in Poland and abroad. Choir’s repertoire is composed of the pieces coming from almost all periods – from Middle Ages Gregorian chant to the compositions written in present times. Separate part of choir’s work is devoted to great oratorio works, which are often performed in famous concert halls, under the leadership of conductors of mark. Starting from the 1994 the choir worked with such celebrities as Antoni Wit, Kazimierz Kord, Grzegorz Nowak, Jacek Kaspszyk, Yoav Talmi, Jerzy Semkow, Philippe Herreweghe, Jan Latham - Koenig, and Krzysztof Penderecki whose pieces Passion, Matins, Credo for good became a part of choir’s repertoire. Travels abroad, during which choir’s performances were met with recognition from both the audience and the critics, have become an essential form of choir’s activity. Among others, choir visited: the Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, Lithuania, Japan, China, Hong-Kong. Choir performed at the international music festivals: the “Echternach” festival in Luxembourg, the Europaische Festspieltage Passau, the International Festival of Sacral Music in Kristiansand in Norway, International Festival "Sound New" in England, La Festival de La Chaise Dieu. In Poland choir works with the most prestigious musical institutions, such as Warsaw Philharmonic, Wielki Theatre – Polish National Opera, International Festival “Wratislavia Cantans”. Apart from its concert activity, Warsaw Boys’ and Men’s Choir runs abounding phonographic activity. Despite of its rather short artistic career, choir can boast a 18 CDs of recordings for record company CD Accord, NAXOS, DUX, BRIDGE. Warsaw Boys’ Choir recording of G. Crumb’s Star Child was given a 2001 Grammy Award.
Krzysztof Kusiel - Moroz (born in 1965) graduated from the Faculty of Symphony and Opera Conducting at the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw (today : University of Music) in 1990 in the master class of Prof. Stanisław Wisłocki. Since then he has been teaching conducting at the Academy and has been a conductor of the Warsaw Boys Choir. In 1994 he became a laureate of Witold Lutosławski Conducting Competition in Białystok. Krzysztof Kusiel - Moroz conducts many concerts. He has conducted several Polish orchestras, among others the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Warsaw, the Philharmonic Orchestra in Bydgoszcz, Opole, Białystok, Sinfonia Varsovia, Concerto Avenna and the Polish Radio Orchestra. He has appeared at WRATISLAVIA CANTANS International Festival four times (1997 - 2000). He has also performed in Germany (Darmstadt, 1995, Passau, 1996, Hamburg, Oldenburg, Bremen 1998, 2000), Benelux (Der Haag, Gouda, 1994, Antwerp, 1996, Luxembourg, 2000, France (Festival in La Chaise Dieu, 1998) and also in Japan (Tokyo, Yokohama, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Maebashi, Fukui, Nagoya, Osaka, 1999-2003). Many of these concerts were broadcast on TV and radio. Krzysztof Kusiel - Moroz is also a director of the Mixted Choir of the Warsaw University of Music, with him has conducted of such masterpieces as: C. Orff Carmina Burana, W. A. Mozart - Requiem d-minor, Great Mass c - minor, A. Dvorak - Mass D-major, F. Mendellsohn Bartholdy - II Symphony "Lobgesang", A. Bruckner - Te Deum. The artist has also composed several pieces, to mention only 2 symphonies, piano concerto, sinfonietta for strings, an oratorio "Polish Passion", Agnus Dei, Miserere and minor chamber and choir compositions.Back to the list of ensembles