Danuta Kozon - THE DIRECTOR

About the Director

About the Director

In December 2013 the choir gave a performance in La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, and visited and performed with Escolania de Montserrat in Montserrat.
The choir also performed in The Bank of Norway and The Supreme Court of Norway, and released a CD called «Grieg&Gran».

In May 2013 the choir performed at Oslo Grieg Festival and during the summer church concerts in Drøbak.

In December 2012 the choir gave performances in Southwark Cathedral, London, and in the Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich.  The choir also attended a rehearsal of the Westminster Abbey Boys’ Choir.  The tour resulted in an invitation to return to London to make a recording in the future.

In May 2012 Kozon directed the Norwegian Boys Choir in the opening concert of the Oslo Grieg Festival.

In April 2011 she directed performances of Faure’s Requiem. In December of that year Kozon held choir performances in Notre Dame Cathedral and La Madeleine Church in Paris.

In 2010 Kozon was involved in the recording and release of the CD “Helg i sky”, reviewed as “one of the Year’s most heartfelt Christmas CDs”.

In November 2009 Danuta Kozon was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow medal by Rotary International. This award is given to people who have distinguished themselves by fostering “better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world”.

In December 2008 Kozon directed a choir concert in the Berlin Cathedral, as well as a concert for the German government headed by Angela Merkel.

In 2007 “Stemninger på Borgen”, a CD inspired by Oscarsborg Fortress, was recorded.

Also in 2006, Kozon was awarded the Frogn Cultural Foundation Prize of Honor, and was nominated for the Culture Personality of the Year in Follo.

Ad Astra – Young Talents, an autumn concert series in Drøbak Church, was started by Danuta Kozon in 2006. That same year she founded the Norwegian Boys Choir.

In 1996 Kozon founded the adult mixed choir, Via Cantus. Via Cantus has been the recipient of several national and international prizes. In March of 2005 the choir performed the Mozart Requiem under the direction of Kozon.

In 1994 she established the Summer Concert Series in Drøbak Church; the series will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year.

From 1994 – 1995 she studied Vocal Direction at the Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, and in 1995 she finished studies in Church Music at the Norwegian Conservatory in Oslo.

Danuta Kozon received a diploma in Choral Direction from the Music Academy in Warsaw in 1985. Two years later she received a diploma in Piano from the same institution.