In the Faculty:
Piano Area Coordinator
Committee Chair: Faculty Artist Performance Series Committee
Committee Member: Graduate Committee, Faculty Review and Professional Expectations Committee
In the Community:
Artistic Director - Winnipeg Chamber Music Society
A graduate of the Juilliard School, Winnipeg-born pianist David Moroz enjoys a career as one of Canada’s most versatile artists. As a soloist he has performed in every major Canadian city, and as a collaborative artist he appears regularly in recital with Canada’s most distinguished musicians. A gifted and dedicated teacher, he was instructor for The Banff Centre’s Special Studies for Young Musicians in the mid-1990’s, and in 1998 was named to the Extended Faculty of the Conservatory at Mount Royal University in Calgary, one of Canada’s leading institutions for the education of young musicians.
Twice nominated for Manitoba’s Artist of the Year, he is a frequent guest of CBC Radio and is a veteran performer at Canada’s most important music festivals. A devoted advocate of new music, he has given premieres of dozens of solo and ensemble works, including concertos by Kelly-Marie Murphy (Hammer of the Sorceress) and Gary Kulesha (Partita for piano and orchestra), which was written especially for him.
David Moroz was awarded a Doctor of Music degree from the University of Montréal, and holds both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the celebrated Juilliard School in New York City. He has been Artistic Director of The Winnipeg Chamber Music Society since 1987, and served as Assistant Program Director for Music & Sound at The Banff Centre from 1995-99. He was appointed to the University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music in 1999, where he is Coordinator of the Piano Department, and teaches piano, piano repertoire and chamber music.
In 2000, he began his long association with the Morningside Music Bridge as Coordinator of the Piano Faculty. MMB is an International summer program which gathers together the finest young violinists, cellists, and pianists from across China, Europe, the United States and Canada; he has since toured China annually, performing, teaching and giving masterclasses at all the major Schools and Conservatories there, including those in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu.
He appears regularly in recital with his wife, the outstanding Canadian violinist Gwen Hoebig, and has been a member of the Hoebig/Moroz Trio since 1979, with whom he has performed much of the significant music written for piano trio. He has performed for the Governor General of Canada, and in 2002 was a featured soloist in a Celebratory Concert marking the Golden Jubilee of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, which was performed in her presence and telecast live across Canada.
David Moroz made his debut in Shanghai performing a recital with the acclaimed American cellist Lynn Harrell and the Dvorak quintet with the Shanghai String Quartet. In recent seasons he has appeared in recital with the renowned Taiwanese-American violinist Cho-Liang Lin and with the eminent viola virtuoso Roberto Diaz, and also appeared as solo pianist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, performing Alexander Scriabine’s legendary score Prometheus; he has toured the Prairie provinces with saxophonist Allen Harrington under the auspices of Prairie Debut, and also performed as solo pianist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and Stravinsky’s Petrouchka with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. His recording From the Heartland with violinist Erika Raum was nominated for Classical Recording of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards. Most recently, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Government of Canada, in recognition of his contribution to the Arts.
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University of Manitoba
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