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1929-1936 Studied with Karel Hoffmeister (piano),
and with Jaroslav Křička (theory) at the Prague Conservatoire
1937-1938 Studied with Julius Isserlis (piano) in Vienna
1939 Studied with Lazare Lévy (piano) in Paris
1940 Studied with Alberto Guerrero (piano)
and Leo Smith (theory) at University of Toronto;
1944 Received Bachelor of Music, University of Toronto
Thesis composition, String Quartet No. 1 is awarded a special prize by CAPAC in a nationwide competition
1945 Sonata Tragica is awarded a special prize by CAPAC in a nationwide competition
1946 Began teaching at Royal Conservatory of Music
1952 Joined faculty of music at the University of Toronto
1953 Received Doctorate of Music, University of Toronto
1960, 1967, 1974 Awarded Canadian Senior Arts Fellowship for his important contribution to Canadian music.
1962 Concerto No.1 for Piano and Orchestra is chosen as the award winning composition in the nation-wide competition sponsored by the Montreal symphony.
1966 Sinfonietta for Winds and Percussion is chosen as winning composition of Critics' Award at the International Competition for Contemporary Music in Cava dei Tirreni, Italy
1971 From the Diary of Anne Frank receives a special award from the
J.I. Segal Fund for Jewish Culture in Canada
in Montreal for "the most important contribution to Jewish culture and music in Canada."
1977 Tribute from University of Toronto on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the granting of its Charter.
May 6, 1987 Received Order of Ontario
1987 Received Juno nomination for "Best Classical Composition"
for Overture to a Fairy Tale
Apr. 12, 1989 Received Order of Canada
1989 Received Juno Award for "Best Classical Composition"
for Concerto for Harp and Orchestra
1991 Received Juno nomination for "Best Classical Composition"
for Memorial to Martin Luther King
Nov. 30, 1992 Received Commemorative Medal of the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation
1994 Winner of the SOCAN, Jan V. Matejcek Concert Music Award
1998 Awarded Diploma Honoris Causa, appointing Morawetz as fellow of the Royal Conservatory of Music (FRCMT)
1999 Winner of the SOCAN's highest honour, the Wm. Harold Moon Award.
2001 Received Juno Award for "Best Classical Composition"
for From the Diary of Anne Frank
2002 Awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal for those who "made a significant contribution to Canada, to their community or to their fellow Canadians".
2008 Centrediscs CD Child's Cry from Izieu featuring Morawetz' complete violin/piano works wins West Coast Music Award for "Outstanding Classical Recording", and receives a Juno nomination for "Best Classical Composition".
2008 Awarded, in Memoriam, the Commemorative Silver Medal of Jan Masaryk for "promoting the good name of the Czech Republic".
2009 Centrediscs CD Child's Cry from Izieu wins East Coast Music Award for "Classical Recording of the Year".

Memberships in:

  • CLC (Canadian League of Composers)
  • CAPAC (Composers, Authors and Publishers Association of Canada)
  • SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada)
  • SODRAC (Société du droit de reproduction des auteurs)