Christopher Kabala, Minister of Music at the Round Hill Community Church, has been active as a performer, teacher, and lecturer throughout the United States as well as Mexico, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, and Germany. He holds a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he was a student of Konrad Wolff and Leon Fleisher. While there, he appeared with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival where he was pianist for the Berkshire Music Center Orchestra and for many Chamber Music Concerts.
He was invited to take part in a Chamber program at Harvard in 1971, and appeared the same year as a soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony. In 1973, he joined the faculty of the University of Michigan.
He has appeared as soloist, conductor, and chamber musician with groups such as the Janus Players, the Columbia University Contemporary Ensemble, the Berkshire Music Center Orchestra, the North South Consonance at Interlochen, Tanglewood, and the University of Michigan.
In New York, he has appeared at Columbia University, New York University, Carnegie Recital Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has also appeared as recitalist and soloist in Poland with the Radio Symphony Orchestra, in Czechoslovakia with the Marianski Lazne Festival Orchestra, and with the Mexico City Philharmonic at the invitation of Gyorgy Sandor, including a special concert for President and Mrs. José López Portillo.
Kabala is an amateur alpinist and has climbed half of the 4,000-meter peaks in the Alps, including The Matterhorn, Mt. Blanc, Weisshorn, Jungfrau, and the Dent du Geant.
For more information on Music at Round Hill, contact Christopher Kabala.
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