Artistic Director and Principal Conductor

william woloschuk, artistic director and principal conductor

WILLIAM WOLOSCHUK
Artistic Director and Principal Conductor

William Woloschuk began his musical career after receiving his first piano at the age of seven and completed his graduate studies in choral conducting from the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. He studied under the tutelage of Maestro Volodymyr Kolesnyk (Kyiv State Opera, Ukraine). From 1997-2000, William was Artistic Director for the South Florida Men’s Chorus – Fort Lauderdale, FL, and for fifteen years was Dean of Music for St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Montreal. For three years after moving to Toronto from Montreal, William was Choral Director for St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral. In the summer of 2004, William attended the Kunstuniversität in Graz, Austria, where he studied under Rodney Eichenburger – Professor of Choral Music – Florida State University.

William continues to work with his mentor Prof. Eichenburger by attending the annual July choral retreat and workshop held in Alexandria, Virginia.

William founded Counterpoint Choral in 2001 and was its Artistic Director for 6 years. In August 2006, William enthusiastically accepted the position of Principal Conductor and Artistic Director for the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir.

In November 2007, William conducted the World Premiere Performance of Hilda Morgan’s orchestral arrangement of “Nidaros”, incorporating additional material by Bob Marshall, featuring the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir with the Northumberland Orchestra in Cobourg, Ontario. William debuted at Carnegie Hall where the TWMVC performed this stirring piece in September 2008 and again as Guest Conductor of the Ontario Philharmonic in November 2009.

William has greatly impressed the Canadian-Welsh community with his ability to empower the “Welsh soul” into the choir’s performances even without his being Welsh.

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