Biography | Violinist
Tomasz Aleksander Plusa
Tomasz Aleksander Plusa was born in Lodz, Poland. He graduated from the Academy of Music named Grazyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz in Lodz, Poland in 2002.
Early in his studies Tomasz recognised the interpretive potential of historically informed performance and decided to commence studies on the Baroque Violin. Shortly afterwards, he began to participate in early music courses and masterclasses. His artistic personality has been shaped by the artists including Lucy van Dael, Judy Tarling, Simon Standage, Michaela Comberti, Sigiswald Kuijken, Enrico Onofri, Antoinette Lohmann amongst others.
He moved to the Netherlands to further this area of growing interest. Tomasz studied with Elizabeth Wallfisch and Ryo Terakado at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.
He attended many early music international courses, in Trondheim in Norway, Cambridge with Judy Tarling and The Parley Instruments, Dartington Hall with Michaela Comberti, Görlitz in Germany with Simon Standage, Belgium with Sigiswald Kuijken and Italy with Enrico Onofri. After his initial studies in Poland on a modern violin, Tomasz furthered his musical education at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague (NL) with Ryo Terakado and Elizabeth Wallfisch, specializing in Early Music Performance Practice on Baroque Violin and at the Conservatory in Utrecht (NL) with Antoinette Lohmann on Baroque Violin and Viola.
Within the framework of his artistic pursuits Tomasz combines the role of a soloist, chamber and orchestra performer and a teacher. He recorded a CD with a German composer Johann Georg Pisendel for the label Brilliant Classics.
Currently he performs with the orchestras and ensembles De Nieuwe Filharmonie Utrecht, Margaretha Consort, Concerto Ibérico Orquestra Barocca, Avres Serva, Cappella Maria Barbara, Il Giardino Musicale, Concerto d'Amsterdam, Capella Cracoviensis, Arte dei Suonatori, The Wallfisch Band, Florilegium Musicum amongst others.