Violist of the Belcea Quartet

Krzysztof Chorzelski 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 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 of 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, Théâtre de Châtelet in Paris, Berlin Philharmonie, as well as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York.

Krzysztof Chorzelski 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.

In 2017, Krzysztof Chorzelski participates in ProQuartet professional training programme for the first time.