Welcome to Tomasz GOLINSKI's class

He is a Polish composer, marimbist and percussionist. He is one of the leading composers and performers of his generation on the international marimba/percussion scene.
Only at the age of 28, Tomasz’s “Double Percussion Concerto No.1” was premiered in 2015 by Tuopali Duo, The Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and Maestro Eckard Preu (USA) during the International “Festival de Música Contemporánea de Tenerife” at the Auditorio de Tenerife in Santa Cruz, Spain. His “Double Marimba Concerto No.2” was premiered in 2017 by Lucid Duo, Koszalin Philharmonic and Maestro Simone Zuccatti (Italy) in Koszalin, Poland.
Tomasz is a laureate of several marimba and composition international competitions including the First prize of the Universal Marimba Composition Competition under the High Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Paola in Belgium (2011&2012) with his marimba solo pieces “Luminosity” and “Purity”; First prize in the Chamber music category of the Universal Marimba Competition in Belgium (2011); Second prize in the marimba solo category of the 8th Percussive Arts Society Italy International Percussion Competition in Fermo (2010); Second prize at the 39th Percussive Arts Society Percussion Composition Contest in the USA with his marimba solo piece “The Absurd World” (2011); Prize winner of the Fidelio Chamber Music Competition in Vienna (2015) etc.

For his artistic and academic achievements Tomasz received a scholarship from The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2010 and in 2012 a scholarship from the Ministry of the Flemish Community in Brussels, Belgium. In the same year he has been awarded by the President of Koszalin City (Poland) for his outstanding artistic achievements.

It is worth to mention that in 2011 Tomasz’s first marimba solo piece “Luminosity” was used as a set-piece in the Universal Marimba Competition Belgium in 2013. Since than “Luminosity” is becoming a standard piece in the marimba solo repertoire, being regularly performed in the USA, Asia, Europe, South America and Australia.
The young composer is receiving commissions from Thailand, Germany, Spain, Austria, such as marimba solo/duo works with electronics, marimba and organ, percussion/marimba concertos etc. His “Marimba Quartet No.1” was commissioned and premiered by ensemble Schlagwerk Wien (led by the internationally renowned composer and multi-percussion soloist Nebojsa Zivkovic) at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, where Tomasz held his composition masterclass. His compositions “Purity II” and “Luminosity” has been published by the Danish publishing house Edition Svitzer and “The Absurd World”, by Keyboard Percussion Music in the USA.
Tomasz started his education in the percussion class of Wojciech Bałdys in Koszalin. In 2011 he finished Master of Percussion at the Gdansk Music Academy with Miroslaw Adrjanczyk and Master of Marimba at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Antwerp with Ludwig Albert. Tomasz graduated both schools with greatest distinction.  He finished the Postgraduate Marimba solo program with Ludwig Albert in 2013 and obtained his Master of chamber music degree in 2014 at the Leuven University College of Arts with greatest distinction. As a composer, Tomasz started his education in 2009 at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Antwerp, specialized in electroacoustic music with Joris de Laet and graduated the department of Composition in 2013 at the Leuven University College of Arts in the class of Luc van Hove. In 2016 he completed his marimba specialization with the Japanese composer and marimba legend Keiko Abe at the Toho Gakuen College of Music in Tokyo, Japan.





The Percussion Master Class is one of the master classes within the World Percussion Movement "Academy, Competition & Festival" 2019, which combines individual and group lectures. The program of the master class can be partly chosen by participants, soloist repertoire and also music for ensembles or orchestral excerpts, which are part of each audition. There is a huge emphasis on the technique, sound and interpretation. Participants and professor discuss various traditions and styles of playing marimba and set-up.


Date: October 1st





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