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    Tomasz Robak
    Pianist, Organist, Educator

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April 14, 2018

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1

Los Alamos Community Winds
Los Alamos, NM

April 12, 2018

Solo Recital

Fuller Lodge
2132 Central Avenue
Los Alamos, NM 87544

April 7, 2018 | 3:00 pm

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1

White Mountain Symphony Orchestra
Show Low High School Auditorium
Show Low, AZ

December 3, 2017 | 7:30 pm

DMA Concerto Recital

Chopin and Prokofiev
Friedberg Hall, Peabody Institute
Baltimore, MD

October 29, 2017 | 4:00 pm

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1

Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra
Joliet Junior College
Joliet, IL

October 25, 2017 | 7:30 pm

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 1

Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra
Ives Hall at Lewis University
Romeoville, IL

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Polish-American artist Tomasz Robak is a concert pianist, chamber musician, organist, and educator. Through his versatile skills in multiple areas, he continues the age-old European tradition of the "complete musician".

His achievements as a pianist include concerto appearances with the New North Shore Chamber Orchestra, the Memphis Repertory Orchestra, the Manassas Symphony Orchestra, the Midwest Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Parma Symphony Orchestra, and the Southwest Symphony Orchestra. He has been heard in solo recitals across the United States, in Baltimore, Austin, Chicago, and Memphis, as well as on radio at WFMT-Chicago and WKNO-Memphis. An enthusiastic chamber musician, he is a member of the Luna Nova Ensemble in Memphis, TN and performs annually in the Belvedere Chamber Music Festival.

Mr. Robak has also had a long-standing involvement in music ministry, and has worked as an organist for churches in Chicago, Houston and Baltimore. As an organ performer, he has collaborated with the Concert Artists of Baltimore and the Peabody Singers, most recently on a performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at the Baltimore Basilica. His performance of Kodaly’s Missa Brevis with the Peabody Singers has been broadcast on Baltimore’s WBJC. Since April 2014, he has been serving as Organist and Associate Choirmaster at historic Mount Calvary Catholic Church in Baltimore. Mr. Robak holds the Associateship of the American Guild of Organists.

In addition to performing, Mr. Robak is a passionate educator. He is a member of the piano faculty at the Peabody Preparatory and is in his fifth and final year serving as a Graduate Assistant in Keyboard Studies at the Peabody Conservatory.

In 2013, Mr. Robak took Second Prize at the International Beethoven Sonata Competition in Memphis. In 2017, he was selected as a finalist for the American Prize in the solo and concerto categories, and was awarded the "Best Szymanowski Performance" prize at the 2nd Future Stars International Competition. In recognition of his achievements in organ playing, in 2016 he was awarded the Richard Ross Memorial Prize in Organ at the Peabody Institute. Mr. Robak has received scholarship support from the Kosciuszko Foundation and the Polish American Arts Association of Washington, DC. 

Mr. Robak completed his undergraduate studies at Rice University, graduating magna cum laude with degrees in both piano and philosophy, and a Distinction in Creative Works and Research. He completed a Master of Music degree in piano performance at the Peabody Institute, where he is currently finishing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. His principal teachers have been Dr. Robert Roux, Benjamin Pasternack, Alexander Shtarkman (piano) and Donald Sutherland, Jeremy Filsell (organ). He has also participated in a host of masterclasses with renowned pianists including Eteri Andjaparidze, Leon Fleisher, Andrzej Jasinski, Julian Martin, John Perry, and others.

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