Karl 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 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 1984 Summer Olympic Arts Celebration in Los Angeles. Repertoire including Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra, Stravinsky; The Four Temperaments, Paul Hindemith; Piano Concerto #3, Tchaikovsky; Tarantella, Franz Liszt; Schumann Symphonic Etudes' While in Los Angeles he wrote 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’. For several summers he teamed up with wide receiver Willie Gault of the 'L.A. Raiders' to do a program for inner city youth called 'Say Yes to Dance'. While living in Vancouver B.C, Canada, he was a member of the band Montana whose single 'Just a Minute' rose to number 22 in the charts; co-wrote their 2nd single 'Lorelei', and also wrote commercial jingles such as 'The Best Seat in the House', a book by Dee Lippingwell, and 'Canada's United Way' promotional short for National TV. He also took time to travel the world with Princess Cruises with their Show Band as well as being a guest entertainer with other bands in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Alaska. Since moving to Raleigh he has been doing a lot of composing and arranging. He composed a full length Cinderella for Carolina Ballet, which received wonderful reviews. He has composed two other ballets for the same company; Visions- a one-act ballet and Portraits (one section of a full length evening "Ballet Extravaganza"), also receiving excellent reviews. His most recent full length ballet for Carolina Ballet was 'Beauty and the Beast' which was presented to packed houses. He also continues to perform with the NC Symphony and The Opera Company of North Carolina (where he played for Luciano Pavarotti on a solo accordion). He composed the theme song "Every Generation" for the 'Stand in the Gap' event in Washington D.C. where over 20,000 people gathered. He returned to Los Angeles to assist Warner Brothers in arranging and recording the full soundtrack for their newest theatrical venture, ‘Casablanca: The Dance’, conceived by John Clifford, which premiered in Beijing, China. He has collaborated with Director David Paul Meyer on several projects including composing the score for his short film ‘System Fault’ and for the documentary ‘D Minder’ that was a semi-finalist in the G.E. Focus Award Competition. He also recorded a portion of the soundtrack for the documentary 'You Laugh But It's True' based on the story of Trevor Noah, the South African comedian. He 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. 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. He has 5 children of his own and resides in Cary, NC with Siobhan, his wife of 24 years'“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."