Abel Tomàs

Violin

Abel Tormas Realp

Born in Barcelona in 1980, Abel Tomàs began his musical studies with his father and the violin with his uncle. Later he was a student of Zakhar Bron and Serguei Fatkouline at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía and of Viktor Tretjakov at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne.

As soloist he has appeared with various orchestras including Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife, Orquesta sinfónica de la Coruña, Orquesta sinfónica del Vallès, Orquesta Sinfónica de Esukadi and with distinguished conductors such as James Judd, Junichi Hirokami, Victor Pablo Pérez, Rubén Gimeno, Carlo Rizzi and Zubin Mehta. He has given numerous violin recitals, collaborating with pianists Juan Carlos Garvayo, Orli Shaham, Eldar Nebolsin, and Hyo-Sun Lim.

At sixteen years of age, he Abel was a founding member of the internationally recognized Cuarteto Casals, a chamber music ensemble which maintains a full calendar of artistic activity, appearing in the most renowned halls in Europe, Latin America, the United States and Japan. Since 2004 the quartet has recorded exclusively for Harmonia Mundi for whom they have recorded numerous works.

Together with his brother Arnau Tomàs Realp and pianist Hyo-Sun Lim, Abel is a founding member of the Ludwig Trio.

Aside from concertizing, Abel teaches violin and chamber music at the Escuela Superior de Música de Catalunya, and additionally gives masterclasses in both Europe and the United States.