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Arnau Tomàs

Biography

Arnau Tomàs

Born in Barcelona, Arnau Tomàs is nowadays recognized as one of the most versatile cellists of his generation, combining solistic projects with an intense chambermusic activity, being the founder of the Cuarteto Casals and the Ludwig Trio.

Prizewinner in several National and International Competitions, gave numerous cellorecitals and appeared as soloist with the Orchestras Radiotelevisión Española, Sinfónica de Tenerife, OSV, Sinfónica de Galicia and OBC, among others. In 1992, he participated in a televised masterclass with Yo Yo Ma in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, focusing on the suites for solo cello by J.S.Bach.
He is regularly invited in the most important festivals and concertcycles and he will take part in the Cellobiennale of Amsterdam in 2018.

Arnau Tomàs has compiled a substantial and extensive discography with repertoire ranging from the Baroque Period until 20th century, with more than 15 cds. Specially remarkable are his recordings of the Bach Suites (2014) and the sonatas and variations by Beethoven (2016), in both cases he used historical bows of the composition’s period.

In addition to his concert activities, Arnau has been Guestprofessor at the Hochschule für Musik Köln and has given various masterclasses and courses both in Europe as well as the United States.

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