Tomas Dratva - Pianist
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. 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 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. He has been recording regularly for 20 years and published 15 CDs. In 2017 he founded PIANOVERSAL - the world's first purely digital music label and web portal for classical and contemporary piano music.
Tomas Dratva is an enthusiastic piano teacher and mentor. He lives with his family in Basel.
"Tomas Dratva holt das Maximum an Vitalität aus der Partitur heraus." (NZZ)
" ...als würde Franz Liszt persönlich uns mit einem Klavierabend beehren." (WDR)
„Ein außergewöhnlich begnadeter Pianist von seltener Intelligenz und Empfindlichkeit.“ (Fanfare Magazine)
„Tomas Dratva est un pianiste superbe“ (RTS)
Album PV 101 / Leoš Janáček - Piano Music / Tomas Dratva - piano
Album PV 104 / Esther Flückiger - LUMINESCENCE / several tracks (Klangysmbole I-V / Desert in mood / Vita A)
Buy the digital albums in our PIANOVERSAL Shop.