Winnipeg, Manitoba born pianist David Moroz is a graduate of the Juilliard School and joined Mount Royal Conservatory’s extended faculty in 1998.
As a soloist, he has performed in every major Canadian city. As a collaborative artist he appears regularly in recital with Canada’s most distinguished musicians.
We caught up with him in the hallway between master classes at Morningside Music Bridge.
Question: What’s your teaching philosophy?
David Moroz: I think for me it’s always been about trying to assess in that very moment what the student needs. And trying to balance that with a short-term accomplishment and show how that short-term accomplishment will help in the long run. It’s something we do every lesson and everybody’s at a different stage.
Here’s what New York student Clayton, 15, had to say after a master class with David Moroz.
“He provides a lot of background to the piece, which allows you to understand and be more indepth about the piece, not just play the notes but you understand the piece better.”
And on why he came back for a second year at MMB:
“I felt like out of all the summer camps I went to, this is the one I actually learned a lot from. It was not just like one of those competitions and you focus only on the competition, but it’s actually focused on improving your personal skill. All these teachers bring a whole different opinion to the pieces you’re playing.”