CURRICULUM VITAE

Tomasz Aleksander Plusa was born in Lodz, Poland in 1976.  He began playing the violin at the age of 7. He attended  a primary and a secondary music school paralel to his regular school in Lodz. In 1997 he passed his entrance exam at the Academy of Music where he spent five years of study. 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 with Lucy van Dael, Cambridge with Judy Tarling and The Parley Instruments, Dartington Hall with Michaela Comberti, in Görlitz in Germany with Simon Standage, in 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. 
Recently  Tomasz recorded a CD with a German composer Johann Georg Pisendel for the label Brilliant Classics. This is his first solo album. 
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 amongs others. In the past with Capella Cracoviensis, Arte dei Suonatori, The Wallfisch Band, De Swaen, Florilegium Musicum. 
He has performed in concerts and festivals across Europe, in countries such as Slovenia, Croatia, Switzerland, England, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, France, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Poland. 
Recently Tomasz purchased Viola D'Amore and a Clavichord which allow him to broaden the musical horizons and increase a concert repertoire. 
He's a founder of a baroque orchestra Baroque & Beyond.