charlottKarl Moraski‘ played his first song at age 2, began piano lessons at age 3, had his first solo recital at Wanamaker’s Auditorium in Philadelphia at age 5 and wrote his first song at age 6. Since then he has been involved in almost every imaginable style of music from Classical to Christian Rock. He has been a pianist for several major ballet companies and orchestras, performing both nationally and internationally, including American Ballet Theater under Mikhail Baryshnikov, Miami City Ballet under Edward Villella, Los Angeles Ballet, The Boca Pops, The Naples Philharmonic, The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, The Dance Theater of Harlem, Long Beach Ballet and most recently Carolina Ballet in Raleigh, N.C.
He has performed as a piano soloist in venues such as the Kennedy Center and Wolftrap in Washington, D.C., The Edinburgh Festival in Glasgow, Scotland, The Summer Olympic Arts Celebration in Los Angeles as well as writing music for and appeared in an episode of the ABC series ‘Hart to Hart’ and also appeared on Aaron Spelling’s ABC television show ‘Finder of Lost Loves’. Suffice it to say Karl is a pro.
Karl is currently Music Director at the growing Hope Community Church in Raleigh, NC. Hope Community Church continues to open its arms wide as it not only reaches out to people in the local area but around the world as well. With the growing Christian rock music genre, he also spends time working with various artists to spread the gospel through original contemporary Christian music.
For the last several years he has been and continues to be involved in several community development/mission trips to places such as Kyrgyzstan, Venezuela, The Central African Republic, Haiti and Uganda. He is also involved continuously in doing musical fundraisers locally with ‘Band of Brothers’ to raise funds for not only global initiatives but local ones as well such as Food bank and A Hand of Hope Pregnancy Center. For the last several years he has been also giving back by writing for ‘Songs of Love’; an organization that provides customized songs for kids with life threatening illnesses. To date he’s written over 100 songs for kids of all ages. Karl says,“Using music as a way to help other people see the tremendous needs in the world around us or to help ease someone’s pain or suffering through music is the best way I can think of to thank God for the gift He has given to me.”
Karl continues to use his talents at church as well as on projects such as 19 Lions and other contemporary Christian rock music. His talent transcends all ages and denominations and has helped open hearts for the Lord. Karl has written about our need to remember God’s faithfulness in the past during present struggles and to look and listen for God in the everyday things around us and to “be still” and listen for Him.