Chorzempa began piano studies at the age of four, violin at seven, organ
at twelve, followed by harpsichord and fortepiano as well.
At the age of seventeen he became instructor of music at the University
of Minnesota (USA), where he also studied architecture and took a Ph.D.
in musicology and Renaissance studies.
He subsequently took diplomas in conducting, piano and composition as
a member of the Studio for Electronic Music of the Musikhochschule of
His compositions have been performed throughout Europe and several have
been the subjects of studies in books and journals.
For his organ playing he was awarded the Bach Prize of Leipzig.
His performances as keyboard soloist on all five keyboard instruments
(piano, clavichord, harpsichord, fortepiano and organ) as well as his
conducting engagements have been acclaimed internationally and his recordings
have been awarded international prizes.
He has assisted at opera productions primarily in Germany and for the
Salzburg Festival and began his operatic conducting career for the Wiesbaden
He occasionally holds seminars on topics which range from the Middle
Ages to contemporary music and his architectural activities continue.
He has recently been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Neue
Bach Gesellschaft, Leipzig (New Bach Society).