Karol graduated from Queens’ College, Cambridge, and continues to live and work in the Cambridge area. As an undergraduate, Karol developed his passion for conducting through engagements both within his college, as well as the wider university music scene. He has worked with college and university projects as diverse as opera, close harmony groups, or musical theatre, but it is with choral and orchestral conducting that his passions truly lie. Highlights of his time as a student include performances with the University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as two semi-staged baroque operas in Queens’ Chapel, held in association with the Cambridge University Opera Society.
Karol served both as a Choral Scholar with Queens’ Chapel Choir, and Organ Scholar with Emmanuel URC, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. In his final year at university, Karol was appointed a Scholar with the Conducting Program of Queens’, working with tutors such as Paul Brough or Timothy Brown. Regular participation at the Wickham Conducting Course, and the Sherborne Summer School of Music, has helped develop his conducting further.
After graduating, Karol still enjoys a close association with music at Cambridge. He continues to work with the University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra. He has recently been appointed as Choir Director at St Clement’s Church, Cambridge, where he is working with the church to create and develop a choir to support regular church services. Karol welcomes new challenges, and is always interested to hear of new opportunities with musical ensembles.