Antoni Tolmos, is a pianist and composer born in Lleida (Spain) in 1970. He has a degree in Piano, Musical Language and Music Theory and he is Doctor in philosophy and Education. He is expert in creativity and Music Improvisation (Doctoral thesis about piano improvisation as an educational tool). he is Certified Professional Coach. He is currently working at Universitat de Lleida and at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona as a professor in Music education, being at some stage the been Vicedean of Faculty of Education of the Universitat de Lleida.
Antoni Tolmos cultivates different aspects and roles on his career like conducting several musical productions, composing the music and arrangements of plays as “Mercedes” by Tomas Bracht (Tarrega 97), “El Jorobado de Notre Dame”, “La camisa de l’home feliç” by for Zum-zum teatre (Grec 97), “Rubab, el misteri de l’instrument prohibit” (Lleida 2007) etc., and composing the music for documentals, tv ads and some silent films as “Los Nibelungos”, “Before to Hollywood” etc. He is Musical Director of the “No surrender Festival” and the “mamapop” show.
Founder and Director of the Music Down Orchestra, composed of musicians with and without intellectual disabilities and also, together with Down Cataluña, the project “Down moments, How does your life sound?” with young people with Down syndrome. Creator of the documentary “sonorous identity” with Xavi Calderó. Creator of the project and contest “Nadales Tolmos” for girls and boys from 10 to 16 years old.
Over the years he has been awarded in several occasions and for different reasons: in 1999 he won the first award of Composition – “Ciudad de Reus” – of which he was also finalist in 1997, in 2007 extraordinary award of Doctoral Dissertation in 2006 – Batec Award – for his project “Musical improvisation, creating and enjoying in real time”, award “Gran Persona de Lleida 2018” and different awards for his compositions for theater plays and cinema.
His music has been broadcasted in international radio and tv stations, where he has also offered live performances. He usually teaches piano improvisation and new technologies applied in music in different Music Schools and Universities in Spain, Andorra, France, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Denmark, England and Italy.
His approximation to jazz has taken to him to Festivals of Jazz as San Sebastian (2010), Festival of Jazz of Granollers (2009) and Festival of Lleida’s Jazz (2007/2010) where it has recorded CD and live DVD.
Lecture by Antoni Tolmos
November 21st at 7:30pm
Michiko Studios Stage 1
149 W 46th St., New York
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