Tomáš Thon

He graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and the Conservatoire National Rueil-Malmaison in Paris. He participated in many organ masterclasses (Czech Republic, Poland, France). He received the second prize in the competition for young organists in Opava and became a finalist in international competitions in France and Germany. For his interpretation of works by Petr Eben, he was awarded by the Czech Music Fund and given a scholarship to study an organ work of P. Eben under Eben´s direct command. He focuses on baroque music with the aim of historically informed interpretation, and the music of the 20th century. Apart of the concerts in the main Parisian churches, he had a series of concerts with Maurice André, the legendary trumpet player. Other significant project includes the opening concert of the Old Testament in Art International Festival (1995), where he performed a composition Job by Petr Eben along with the Israeli ambassador Moshe Yegar as a narrator. This composition was also recorded for Supraphon. In cooperation with Czech Radio he made a complete recording of the organ works by D. Zipoli and J. K. Smith.
He has repeatedly played at numerous festivals, as the International Music Festival Janáček May (Ostrava), the Brno Organ Festival,  the International Organ Festival in Oliwa (Poland), International Music Festival Peter Dvorsky. He has juried national and international competitions (Opava, Vamberk, Rome, and Katowice) and participated in many organ masterclasses (France, Poland, USA). He has taught at the Conservatories in Kroměříž, Ostrava, Opava and Olomouc.
In 1992 he founded a music publishing house ARTTHON, which specializes in publishing mainly Czech organ music of 16th – 18th century. In 2001 he founded the International Organ Festival of Baroque Music in Opava. T.Thon has toured in many European countries, Algeria and the United States.


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