Tomasz Skweres
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Instrument: violoncello

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Skweres Tomasz

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Duration Instrumentation Category Sheet Music Shop
1 Concertino for String Orchestra 2018
2 Desiderium - for two sopranos, two actors and small ensemble 2018
3 Coffin Ship 2018
4 Rovanemi - for soprano and cello 2017
5 sieben Affekte - for violin and cello 2017
6 Maledictio 2017
7 Guillotine - for cello solo 2016
8 Anakalypteria - for mezzo soprano and symphonic orchestra 2016
9 in fremder fremde - based on poems by Semier Insayif 2016
10 Grenzgänge - for piano-quartet 2016
11 Guillotine - for double bass 2016
12 Impact 2016
13 drei Gedanken - for clarinet solo 2016
14 über das farbige Licht der Doppelsterne ... - for symphonic orchestra 2015
15 von Schwelle zu Schwelle - for 13 instruments 2015
16 Die Geometrie des Himmels ist unerhört - based on poems by Semier Insayif for speaking voice and small ensemble 2014
17 mori no sakana 2014
18 Elusive Thoughts 2014
19 Memory Ilusions - for violin and harp 2014
20 Penrose Square - for saxophone quartet 2014
21 Journay into the Subconscious 2014
22 Reminiszenz - for violin solo 2013
23 5 Miniaturen 2013
24 Critical Mass - for symphonic orchestra 2013
25 Short Story 2013
26 Doube-headed 2012
27 Deuterium 2012
28 Spannungsfelder (Stress Felds) - for cello and double bass 2012
29 Tituba - for ensemble 2012 - 2013
30 Transformations 2011 ~ 4m
31 Requiem 2011
32 Hesitation - for cello and piano 2011 - 2012 ~ 10m
33 Cello Concerto - for violoncello and orchestra 2011
34 Bagatelle - for cello and orchestra 2011
35 Kristall 2010
36 Axon - for flute and clarinet 2010
37 Autismus - for flute and harpsichord 2010
38 5 Elemente - for guitar and piano 2010
39 Elementen-Lehre - for a capella ensemble 2010
40 Am Anfang starb ein Rabe - for speaking voice, baritone and 12 instruments 2010
41 Fadesonnen - for soprano (mezzo-soprano) and piano 2010
42 Verse - for cello solo 2009 ~ 4m 30s
43 Halluzinationen 2009
44 Asteria-Ortygia-Delos - for string-quartet 2009
45 Butterfly Effect - for soprano, mezzo-soprano and 2 cellos 2009
46 Dies Irae - for choir a capella 2009
47 Hypertonie - for recorder, guitar, violin and cello 2009
48 f42.0 - for 15 string-instruments 2009
49 Mond - for 2 soprano-voices and orchestra 2009
50 Linie - for ensemble 2009
51 Besessenheit - for string-orchestra 2009
52 Labirynth 2008
53 Perspektiven - for string-quartet 2008
54 Ars Antiqua - for violin and cello 2008
55 Wasser (Water) - for violin, cello and piano 2008
56 Sakubel Osil 2008
57 Innere Gespräche - for cello solo 2007
58 Obsession 2007
59 Music for flute solo 2007
60 Zeitraum - for guitar and cello 2007
61 Direkt - for soprano, flute and cello 2007
62 String Quartet no.1 2006
63 Helium - for recorder, guitar and harpsichord 2006
64 Psalm 13 - for tenor, flute and cello 2006
65 Gebet - for soprano and cello 2005 ~ 4m
66 Monolog for Clarinet Solo 2004
67 Monolog for Violin Solo 2004
68 Präludium und Fuga - for violin and cello 2004
69 Rondo - for string-quartet 2004
70 Suite for 2 Cellos 2003
71 Merseburger Zaubersprüche - for clarinet solo and mixed choir 2003

General Information

Year of Birth:  1984
Date of Birth:  3. April 1984
Place of Birth:  Warsaw
Country of Birth: 
Nationality: 

 

Tomasz Skweres (born on the 03.04.1984 in Warsaw) is a Polish composer and cellist who has been living in Vienna since 1997. He studied composition with Detlev Müller-Siemens (a pupil of György Ligeti and Olivier Messiaen) and Chaya Czernowin as well as violoncello with Valentin Erben (Alban Berg Quartet) and Stefan Kropfitsch at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

 

As a composer he is the winner of the International Joseph Reinl Composition Competition, the competition for the commissioned pieces for the International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition (twice: 2006 awarded in the category string quartet, 2008 piano trio) as well as of the Theodor Körner Prize. He is the winner of the 2nd Prize of the International Composition Competition organized by the German Hypertension League. He is also a scholarship holder of the Thyll Dürr Foundation and the Czibulka Foundation. His works were performed at the Festival Wien Modern, Biennale Bern, Festival Klangspuren, Festival Komponistenmarathon (Wiener Konzerthaus), at such places as Wiener Musikverein, Gasteig (Munich), Trafo Theater (Budapest), at the Guangzhou Xinghai Concert Hall (China), at Alte Schmiede (Vienna) and broadcasted by such radio stations as ORF/Ö1, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Radio Stephansdom, ABC Classic FM (Australia) and Frecuencia Universitaria (Mexico). Among the interpreters of his works one can mention the Altenberg Trio, the Apollon Musagete Quartet, the Platypus Ensemble and the Reconsil Ensemble Wien. The exclusive publisher of Skweres works is the Austrian Doblinger Musikverlag.

 

As a cellist he is an active interpreter in the field of Contemporary Music (boardmember of the Ensemble Platypus, collaboration with the Ensemble Online and Reconsil Ensemble). In the role of soloist he did some recordings with the ÖGZM-Symphonieorchester. Since 2009 he is a cellist with the RSO Wien (Radio-Symphony-Orchester Vienna). Being the founder of the Hibiki Quartet (together with Xiaoming Wang - concert.master at the Opera Zurich and Hibiki Oshima - section leader at Hamburg Philharmonic) he has won many prizes in international and national chamber music competitions (Gaetano Zinetti in Verona, Gradus ad Parnassum in Vienna, Residenzwettbewerb of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna).

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
2009

ever since cellist and board-member

2009 - 2011

cellist

2012

ever since solo-chellist at the Philharmonic Orchestra Regensburg

2015

teacher at the HfKM Regensburg - College for Church Music  & Music Education

2016 - 2017

teacher of violoncello

member

member

solo-recordings

founder of the former Hibiki Quartet

active in concerts in the field of chamber-music and moreover of contemporary music

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)

Apollon Musagete Quartett

 

 

Duo Souffle

Verein Snim

Philharmonic Orchestra Regensburg

Module Saxophone Quartet

Verein ikultur

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
2006

winner of the International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition in the category "string quartet"

2008

2nd Prize at the International Composition Competition

2008

scholarship

2009

winner of the International Joseph Haydn Chamber Music Competition in the category "piano trio"

2009

Theodor Körner Award

2009

scholarship

2009

2nd prize of the International Composition Competition of the German Hochdruckliga

2013

1st Prize at the Ernst Krenek Composition Competition

2014

state-scholarship

2015

Award of Music

2016

International Composition Competition Citta' di Udine: special award

2017

Tonalis17 Composition Competition: 1st Prize

award winner at the International Composition Competition Srebrna Szybka

winner of the residence contest

award winner at the International Chamber Music Competition Gaetano Zinetti in Verona

winner of the Gradus ad Parnassum music competition in Austria

scholarship from the Herbert von Karajan Foundation

several scholarships by the Austrian Ministry of Culture

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