Thomas Bartosch
Instrument: piano, keyboard

Courtesy of T. Bartosch (private photo ©)

Bartosch Thomas

General Information

Year of Birth:  1964
Place of Birth:  Vienna
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Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1976

first compositions

1976

television performances with his own compositions

1984

orchestra audition

1987

assistant to MD Andre Bauer

1987

musical rehearsal of A.L. Webber's "Song and Dance"

1987 - 1988

on tour with Angelika Milster in German-speaking countries

1994

tour in India with the dance theatre piece "The Dawn After" (piano solo)

1995 - 1999

accompanist

1997

conductor of the musical "Elvis"

1997

musical director of the Vranitzky Gala "Wider die Gewalt"

1998

conductor of the musical "High Society"

1999

musical productions for "Elisabeth" and "Chicago"

2003

musical rehearsal

2003

musical rehearsals and arrangements

2004

conductor of "Barbarella"

2005

freelance piano and keyboard player for concerts and CD productions

2005

freelance piano and keyboard player for concerts and CD productions

Köhne Quartett, Vienna: composer

1. piano and keyboard player in the orchestra

freelance musical director and arranger for various musical productions

gala performances with Gilbert Bécaud, Jerry Lewis, Agnes Baltsa, Placido Domingo

guest performances in Berlin, Moscow, Beijing, Trieste, Tokyo and Osaka

active in various jazz formations

composer

compositions for musical theater

composition activities for various contemporary music ensembles

ongoing CD productions

song accompaniment for, among others, Maria Bill, Alfons Haider, Michael Heltau, Ricky May, Esther Stein

Studio musician for Michael Heltau, Harald Juhnke, Peter Alexander (Robert Opratko Orchestra)

numerous radio and television recordings and CD productions

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation
1988

Moscow

1994

tour in India with the dance theatre piece "The Dawn After" (piano solo)

2000

Beijing

2003
2007

Osaka and Tokyo

piano accompaniment for Michael Heltau, Alfons Haider, Harald Juhnke, Peter Alexander, Maria Bill

all musical productions

on tour in Germany, Switzerland

Commissions (Selection)

PeriodCommissionCompositionCommissioner (Organisation)Commissioner (Person)
2006

Stadttheater Bozen: composition

2007

composition

composition

Description of Style

I always try to define new approach for each composition, therefore my compositions are so different in form and language. My roots regarding rhythm and movement are in jazz, as well as in rock music. Gestures (as well as extreme dynamic processes or instrumentation) are not coupled with the musical language, my ideas are often abstract, are never obliged to certain style constraints and therefore reveal forms with the new idea for every single work.
At the same time, ongoing minimalist elements (moving patterns) of different tempos, for example in my movements 1-3, determine what is happening, while a parallel dramatic development seems important to me. The interaction of voice, using free invented fantasy words (syllables) with the expressive possibilities of various instruments is the topic of my study 2 for 4 different languages and 6 instrumentalists, similar to the Zellblocktango.
Fine color differentiations (such as in Klangstudie, Streichquartett Nr.2), the feeling of time and peace in my compositions, even a form of meditation is an important part of my thoughts.