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. 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.
B.Music (The Juilliard School)
M.Music (The Juilliard School)
D.Music (Université de Montréal)
David was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Government of Canada, in recognition of his contribution to the Arts.
In addition to his work as Artistic Director of The Winnipeg Chamber Music Society, David 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 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.
A devoted advocate of new music, David 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. He made his debut in Shanghai performing a recital with the acclaimed American cellist Lynn Harrell and the Dvorak quintet with the Shanghai String Quartet. He has appeared in recital with the renowned Taiwanese-American violinist Cho-Liang Lin, and with the eminent viola virtuoso Roberto Diaz. As well, he has appeared as solo pianist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, performing Alexander Scriabin'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.
ONGOING RESEARCH / CREATIVE WORKS
David has been Artistic Director of The Winnipeg Chamber Music Society since 1987.
In 2000, David began his long association with the Morningside Music Bridge (MMB) 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, Canada, the United States and Europe. He has since toured China regularly, performing, teaching and giving masterclasses at all the major Schools and Conservatories there including those in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu.
IN THE FACULTY
Piano Area Coordinator
Room 226 Taché Hall
Desautels Faculty of Music
University of Manitoba
136 Dafoe Road
Winnipeg, MB. R3T 2N2