About

Thomas Schwan (Milano 1985), classical pianist, composer, photographic artist.

As a pianist, I performed extensively in Italy, the Netherlands, France, England, Russia, Panama, and the United States. The music of J.S. Bach is currently my main focus. As a composer, my music has been performed and/or commissioned by Voices of Change, the Dallas Chamber Music Society, Meadows Wind Ensemble (USA), Abbaye Royale de Saint-Riquier - ACCR (France), Quartetto Mitja, Trio Chenier (Italy), among others. I studied piano with G. Galletta, A. Fortuna, J. Achúcarro, P. M. Paul and composition with G. Possio, E. Brusa, S. Sargon, K. Hanlon, J. Klein. I hold degrees from the Conservatory of Vicenza and Southern Methodist University and I am currently a DMA Candidate at the University of North Texas. Music honors include First Prize at the World Bach Competition (2020) and the Honors Diploma and Monte dei Paschi di Siena Prize from Accademia Chigiana (2011).

As a photographer I am strongly indebted to the work, writings, and mentorship of Giovanni Chiaramonte. My photography has been featured in art galleries across the United States and has been recently acquired by eminent collector and photographer Joaquim Paiva (Rio de Janeiro).


Events

November 14, 2020: piano duo recital with Liudmila Georgievskaya. Mozart-Singer: Symphonies Nos. 40 and 41. Caruth Auditorium, Dallas, TX

October 30, 2020: piano masterclass at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas, TX

October 6, 2020: world premiere of SEVEN NOCTURNES for solo piano. Lecture-Recital at the University of North Texas, Denton, TX

August 15 - September 12, 2020. Group exhibition: WIDE OPEN. BWAC Gallery, New York City. Juried by MoMA Associate Curator Paulina Pobocha

May 10, 2020: online piano recital for Le Salon de la Musique. Music of J.S. Bach.

January-February 2020. Group exhibition: PORTALS. SE Center for Photography, Greenville, SC. Juried by Jane Szabo

March 2, 2019: piano recital. J.S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I. Caruth Auditorium, Dallas, TX

February 12, 2019: piano recital. J.S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I. Voertman Hall, Denton, TX

​February 4, 2019: two-piano performance with Liudmila Georgievskaya. Gershwin-Grainger: Fantasy on Porgy and Bess for two pianos. Voices of Change Modern and Contemporary Music Ensemble, Dallas, TX

​April 20, 2018: World premiere of MUSIC FOR PIANO AND WINDS, commissioned and performed by the Meadows Wind Ensemble. Thomas Schwan, piano. Caruth Auditorium, Dallas, TX

​April 8, 2018: World premiere of TWO ELEGIES for clarinet and piano and US premiere of CANONE INFINITO for piano six-hands. Paul Garner, clarinet; Liudmila Georgievskaya, Victor Diaz, and Thomas Schwan, piano. Caruth Auditorium, Dallas, TX

​November 23, 2017: solo and chamber music concert. National Library of Panama, Panama City. Music by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Debussy

​November 8, 2017: solo recital. Voertman Hall, Denton, TX. J.S. Bach: Preludes and Fugues Nos. 1-6 (WTC 1); Beethoven: Sonata Op. 27 No. 2

​July 28, 2017: two-piano recital with Liudmila Georgievskaya. Associazione Artemusica in Roana, Italy. Beethoven/Singer: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"; CANONE INFINITO for piano six-hands, with pianist Francesco Pulga; Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

​June 9-23, 2017: Odyssée Artistic Residency at Abbaye de Saint-Riquier, France. World premiere of CANONE INFINITO for piano six-hands. Solo and duo performances with Liudmila Georgievskaya and Olga Georgievskaya

​June 3-4, 2017: piano duo recitals with Liudmila Georgievksaya. William Walton Foundation in Ischia, Italy. Schubert: Fantasy in F minor; Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

​April 18, 2017: solo recital. Voertman Hall, Denton, TX. World premiere of SIX NOCTURNES (early version, 2016-17); Schubert: Six Musical Moments

​March 23, 2017: solo recital. Mountain View College, Dallas, TX. Music by Bach, Schubert, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Thomas Schwan

​March 13-17, 2017: masterclass and solo recital. University of Panama, Panama City. Music by Bach, Schubert, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Thomas Schwan

​February 15, 2017: two-piano recital with Liudmila Georgievskaya. Caruth Auditorium, Dallas, TX. Beethoven/Singer: Symphony No. 7; Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring.

​January 8, 2017: piano duo performance with Liudmila Georgievskaya. Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring. Voices of Change Contemporary Music Ensemble, Dallas, TX​

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