Biography

13076775_10156835366875504_6252101900342187004_nBorn in Spain in 1982, Tomás Basavilbaso began studying music at the age of 8. He studied with Rubén Lorenzo in Saragossa, and later with Joaquín Soriano and Luis Rego at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid. At age 16, he traveled to the USA, where he gave his first solo recital in Wenatchee (WA). Two years later, he returned to the United States for a solo and chamber music concert tour, including the concert “Discovering Ramiro Cortés”, and for being coached by Lisa Bergman and Duane Hulbert.

Since 2002 he specialised in accompaniment of singers, becoming the student of Miguel Zanetti and Edelmiro Arnaltes, and equally receiving advice and warm encouragement by world-famous mezzo Teresa Berganza. Miguel Zanetti named him as a noticeable member of the new generation of collaborative pianists in Spain.

As a soloist, he has been playing concerts in the United States, France, Spain, UK and Belgium. He is the principal pianist of the contemporary art ensemble Anima musicae, whose director claimed his “extreme sensibility at the rendering of all our pieces”. He is also the pianist of the theater company Toujours Grande et Belle, with whom he premiered two works by Belgian author Olivier Coyette (at the Théâtre de la Balsamine and the Théâtre de Poche, Brussels). He has participated actively in several music festivals, including “Côté Cour, Côté Jardin”, where he performed along with members of the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie (ORCW). Since 2011, he gives concerts regularly as a member of the duo with guitarist Levente Vig, specialised in Spanish and Latin-American music.

He has also been trained by Carolyn Engle (University of Calgary), Patricia Montero and Mariano Ferrández (Brussels), and Ramón Coll (Barcelona). From 2009 to 2013, he continued his soloist training with professors Dalia Ouziel and Nadine Delsaux, at the Conservatoire Royal de Mons (Belgium). He has also been coached in chamber music by Guy van Waas, Daniel Rubenstein and Hervé Douchy at the Conservatoire Royal de Mons. His search for a deeper understanding of Baroque music led him to the study of harpsichord and basso continuo under the direction of Guy van Waas.

Tomás Basavilbaso lives in Saragossa (Spain). He performs regularly alongside different musicians, in Spain and other countries. He has taught at the International Music Academy of Dinant, Belgium.

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