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"I really come back with my memories very often to those tours with Poznan Cathedral Choir. I think it’s because, first of all, I love choral music and choral music was always at the top of my interests."


KRZYSZTOF CZERWINSKI

Music Director at Macquarie Chapel Presbyterian Church

Krzysztof Czerwinski is a determined and humble musician whose career as an organist has led him to win numerous top, international competitions. He has played in many of the major venues in Poland, broadcast and recorded for Polish radio and television and performed in Russia, France, Holland, Austria, Germany, England, the USA and Australia. 

In recognition of Krzysztof’s artistic attainment, the Minister of Culture and Arts in Poland awarded him the Music Prize in 1998. In 2000, he also received the Minister of Culture and National Heritage Music Award in the King’s Castle in Warsaw.

He started his career at the age of seven, studying piano and gradually gaining fourteen qualifications across organ, choral conducting, orchestral conducting, voice, vocal pedagogy, children’s voice pedagogy, church music and historical performance practice. 

Krzysztof studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (The University of Sydney) from 2008 to 2011 and was awarded a full scholarship prize (“Henderson Coursework Scholarship”), which funded his conducting studies with Professor Imre Pallo.

After being granted a Distinguished Talent Visa (Permanent Residency) by the Australian Government, he now permanently resides in Sydney and works as the Music Director at Macquarie Chapel Presbyterian Church.

Krzysztof frequently travels to Poland as the Artistic Director of the Komorniki Festival of Organ and Chamber Music (a summer series of concerts held annually in Greater Poland), which he established in 2006. 


  • Former accompanist, Assistant Conductor/Artistic Director, voice teacher, Poznan Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys (Poland)

  • Founder, former conductor, Poznan Cathedral Chamber Choir of Men and Boys (Poland) 

  • Former Assistant to the Director of Music at Lichfield Cathedral School (England, UK)

  • Music Director at Christ Church Lavender Bay, Sydney, Australia (from 2008 to 2011)

  • Artistic Director of the Annual International Organ and Chamber Music Festival in Poland (from 2006 to present)

  • Music Director at Macquarie Chapel Presbyterian Church (2012 to present)

  • Wieniawski School of Music (Poland)

  • Eastman School of Music (New York, USA)

  • Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (Birmingham City University, England, UK)

  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music (The University of Sydney, Australia)

  • Dartington International School (England, UK)

  • Charterhouse School of Music (England, UK)

  • Austrian Evangelical Association of Musicians Workshops (Austria)

  • Hochschule fur Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy” International Music Academy (Leipzig, Germany)


    • First Place in the 1998 National Organ Competition in Poland (1998)

    • Minister of Culture and Arts, and Minister of Culture and National Heritage Music Awards (Poland) (1998, 2000)

    • The “Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation Scholarship” (England, UK) (2001) 

    • His organ CD recording won the American Guild of Organists Top Prize (2002)

    • Austrian Evangelical Association of Musicians Scholarship Award, followed by “C-Prufung” Diploma in Organ Performance with the highest mark (2002, 2004)

    • Recipient of the “Eastman Professional Career Development Grant” and both: "Evelyn A. Fraser Scholarship" and "Howard Hanson Scholarship" (Eastman School of Music, New York)

    • First Prize in American Guild of Organists Competition in New York and First Prize in West Chester University’s Organ Competition in Philadelphia, USA (2004)

    • Award recipient and member, Choristers Guild (Texas, USA).

    • Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Scholarship Award (Birmingham City University, England, UK) (2004, 2005)

    • “Henderson Coursework Scholarship” (Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney, Australia) (2008)

    • Macquarie Chapel Choir gained two 1st Places in City of Ryde Eisteddfod under Krzysztof (2014)

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