Tomáš Svoboda (composer)

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Tomáš Svoboda
Birth name Tomáš Svoboda
Born December 6, 1939
Paris, France
Genres contemporary classical
Occupation(s) Composer Pianist
Instruments Piano, percussion
Years active 57
Labels North Pacific Music, Albany, Artisie 4, Centaur, Innova, Crystal, First Edition
Website Official website of Tomáš Svoboda

Tomáš Svoboda (born December 6, 1939) is a Czech-American contemporary classical composer and pianist, whose debut took place in Prague, Czechoslovakia on September 7, 1957, with the world premiere of his Symphony No. 1 (Of Nature) with the FOK Prague Symphony conducted by Václav Smetáček.[1] Svoboda's catalog contains over 200 compositions, including 6 symphonies, 5 concerti. His music is performed worldwide and recordings of more than 50 works have now been released. Svoboda's Piano Trios CD recording received a 2001 "Critics Choice Award" from the American Record Guide[2] and his Marimba Concerto received recognition in a 2003 Grammy Award nomination for the Oregon Symphony.[3]

Biography[edit]

Svoboda was born in Paris, France. A Professor Emeritus from Portland State University, Mr. Svoboda composed his first music at age nine. He was a professor at PSU for 27 years. There have been over 1,200 performances of his music.

Works[edit]

See List of compositions by Tomáš Svoboda

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