Tomasz Lis – young generation individuality
Tomasz Lis is an exceptional pianist and chamber musician. He played concerts in Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, St. John's Smith Square, LSO St. Luke's, The Warehouse and the Chopin Society in London. His recitals at Cheltenham Music Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, Chelsea Schubert Festival and London Festival of American Music were tremendously successful. He is the first pianist associated with the Felicja Blumental Artist Legacy.
He was the driving force behind the European premiere of John Harbison's song cycle with poems by Czeslaw Milosz. He accompanied an exceptional young British vocalist – Nadine Mortimer-Smith. Tomasz Lis opened the Stotsenberg Recital Series in Malibu with the great American soprano – Katie van Kooten, and a year later with Emily Albrink. He also performed at the Banff summer festival in Canada, on the 75th anniversary gala, accompanying a fantastic Canadian vocalist – Tracy Dahl and clarinet player – Chen Halevi. The concert was broadcasted by the Canadian Radio.
Tomasz Lis studied with Krystyna Filipowska in Poznan and then at the Royal Academy of Music with Martin Roscoe as well as with Ronan O'Hora and Graham Johnson at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he received his Master of Arts degree.
He polished and perfected his skills with renowned musicians, such as: Martin Katz, Malcolm Martineau, Rudolf Jansen, Stephen Hough, as well as Alexiey Lubimova in Sion and Salzburg and Robert Levin in Leipzig.
In Poland, he played with the Amadeus Polish Radio Chamber Orchestra conducted by Agnieszka Duczmal and the Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Grzegorz Nowak.
In 2014, Tomasz Lis recorded his debut album for the German label Rondeau Production. The album contains the Impromptus by F. Schubert, F. Chopin and G. Faure.
The same year, he debuted at Purcell Room, South Bank Centre with his programme presenting three generations of American composers. In 2012/2013, he was a lecturer at the SongFest Festival in Los Angeles, where he also played three recitals, all very well received. Tomasz played concerts at Schubert Society, 1901 Arts Club, Pushkin House as well as Walton-on-Thames and Cheltenham.
He is a frequent guest of BBC Radio 3 and at the London Festival of American Music. For many years, Tomasz Lis has included works by modern composers, such as John Harbison, Peter Lieberson, Sven Ingo Koch, John Musto, William Bolcom, André Previn, Peter Childs, Libby Larsen or Maciej Zieliński in his concerts.