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Tomas Cotik

Violinist Tomas Cotik is internationally recognized as a chamber musician, soloist, orchestra musician and teacher, Tomas Cotik was hailed by Michael Tilson Thomas as "an excellent violinist". The Palm Beach Arts Paper praised his "laudable level of technical accuracy" as well as his "tenderness and warmth", further describing him as "a musician who prepares thoroughly and has great respect for the music he performs."

Mr. Cotik is currently involved in six commercial CD recordings including Mendelssohn viola Quintets with James Dunham produced by Blanton Alspaugh and engineered by John Newton for Sono Luminus and the world premiere and recording for Naxos of Kenneth Fuchs's String Quartet N.5 produced by Judith Sherman. Other upcoming CD releases include recordings as a member of the Delray String Quartet, a CD with music for violin and piano by Franz Schubert for Centaur Records and a disc with music by Astor Piazzolla. Tomas is a teaching assistant at University of Miami's Frost School of Music, where he is currently writing his doctoral dissertation about the interpretation of Schubert's violin and piano music.He has appeared recently as a soloist in Amarillo, Miami and Toronto performing Tchaikovsky & Bruch Violin Concertos, Schubert Rondo for violin and strings and Vivaldi's Four Seasons. After an international audition in New York Mr. Cotik was invited to perform as concertmaster of Minas Gerais Philarmonic in Brazil under Fabio Mechetti. He also was runner up for the concertmaster position at the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Colon Theater in Buenos Aires and finalist for the Orlando Philharmonic concertmaster position. In Florida he has performed as principal second violinist of the Florida Grand Opera and is in his third season as a member of the Delray String Quartet.

From two 2007 to 2009 Tomas Cotik was the first violinist of the Harrington String Quartet, Concertmaster of the Amarillo Symphony and was on the faculty at West Texas A&MUniversity. Farther chamber music collaborations include members from the Cleveland, Miami, Pro Arte and Vogler String Quartets among others. He has played recitals in Germany,Holland, Canada, USA, Argentina Japan and throughout the U.S. participating in more than 15 international music festivals. A former member and rotating concertmaster of the New World Symphony, Tomas Cotik holds a Bachelor and Master in Music from the Freiburg University of Music in Germany and an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School in Toronto. He studied with Nicolas Chumachenco and Lorand Fenyves. He also worked under the guidance of the Vermeer, Tokyo and Endellion String Quartets, as well as notable artists, including Midori, Christian Tetzlaff, Ana Chumachenko Heinz Holliger, Leon Fleisher and the leaders of Vienna, Berlin, New York, Philadelphia, ...

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