Desautels Faculty of Music, University of Manitoba
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 guest instructor at 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, Canada’s leading institution for the education of young musicians. Twice nominated forManitoba’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.
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 heads 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, and has since visited China annually, performing, teaching and giving masterclasses at major Schools and Conservatories in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu.
David Moroz made his debut in Shanghai in 2006, 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 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. Most recently, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Government of Canada, in recognition of his contribution to the the Arts.