Tomas Dratva - Pianist
Owner & Managing Director
PIANOVERSAL started in July 2017 as the first purely digitally publishing music label for classical and contemporary piano music. PIANOVERSAL focuses on piano music in all its historical and contemporary facets. PIANOVERSAL.COM invites you to explore facts, background information, stories and opinions about piano music and about piano playing. The PIANOVERSALRegister – the unique knowledge base about piano music since 1880 - is freely accessible.
Alongside regular releases of recordings, PIANOVERSAL.COM has worldwide quickly grown, with thousands of piano music listings, into a popular knowledge base in the field of contemporary piano music.
PIANOVERSAL GmbH is a Swiss company and was founded in 2016 by pianist Tomas Dratva.
Tomas Dratva - Pianist
„Tomas Dratva brings out the maximum of vitality from the score.“ (NZZ)
Swiss pianist Tomas Dratva studied piano in Basel, Lucerne and London and gave his Début already during his studies with the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich in 1992. Since then, he has been performing regularly as a soloist and chamber musician in many countries around the world. He gave performances in concert series and festivals in Lisbon, Buenos Aires, Dallas, San Francisco, London, Paris, Berlin, Bonn, Basel, Lugano, New York City, Washington DC, Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Weimar, Bayreuth, Stockholm, Minsk, Krakow and solo concerts with numerous orchestras: Sinfonieorchester Luzern, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Argovia Philharmonic, Kammerorchester Basel, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra Košice, Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava, Praga Sinfonietta, Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra Tomsk, Slovak Sinfonietta et al.
Tomas Dratva is known to master a broad repertoire. The most important imperatives in his artistic activity are the search for new discoveries and re-discoveries, the study of contemporary music, and an in-depth occupation with historical pianos.
In the years 1993-2010 Tomas Dratva was the pianist of the Trio Animæ. With this ensemble he performed more than 100 piano trio compositions.
Tomas Dratva has been recording regularly for 20 years. In 2017 Tomas Dratva founded the music label PIANOVERSAL - the world's first purely digital music label for classical and contemporary piano music.
Tomas Dratva is an enthusiastic piano teacher and mentor. He lives with his family in Basel.
„Tomas Dratva is an extraordinarily gifted pianist of rare intelligence and sensitivity.“ (Fanfare Magazine)
„...as if Franz Liszt were honouring us with a piano recital.“ (WDR)
„Tomas Dratva is a superb pianist!“ (RTSR)