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Biography
Swiss pianist Tomas Dratva, currently living in Basel, performs as a soloist and chamber musician in many European countries as well as in the USA and South America. He has appeared in festivals and concert series in Lisbon, Buenos Aires, London, Bratislava, Washington DC, Prague, Stockholm, Barcelona, New York City, San Francisco, Bad Kissingen, Dallas, Berlin, Bayreuth, Minsk, Cracow, Budapest, Tirana, Dresden, Paris, Milan and Florence. He has soloed with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the Basel Sinfonieorchester, the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra Košice, the Kremerata Baltica, the kammerorchesterbasel, the Praga Sinfonietta, the Slovak Sinfonietta, the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra Tomsk, the Bratislava Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Lucerne Sinfonieorchester among others.

Tomas Dratva regularly releases CDs and has recorded over 70 works for many European radio broadcasting institutions. He supplements his wealth of solo repertoire with manysided chamber music activities. Performance of 20th-century and contemporary music is an artistic challenge that Tomas Dratva considers to be one of his most important tasks. He regularly participates in premieres and works with numerous composers. For a number of years, Tomas Dratva has also championed the compositions of Swiss-Hungarian composer János Tamás. With the premiere and recording of Tamás’s piano concerto, Tomas Dratva has posthumously brought one the composer’s most important works to light. 

The pianist has also entered new territory with his highly celebrated reconstruction, first recording and performances of lost piano concertos of the Bohemian Mozart-contemporary Leopold Koželuch. With his recording of solo piano works by Franz Liszt on the historical 1876 Steinway grand which once belonged to Richard Wagner, Tomas Dratva continues his critical examination of historical sources in music.
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