Critically acclaimed Czech cellist Tomas Strasil has performed widely in solo and chamber music festivals in Europe, Japan, China and America.
His orchestral engagements include the Suk Chamber Orchestra, North Bohemian Philharmonic, Talich Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Bohemica Prague, Philharmonic of Hradec Králové, Musici di Praga, Gifu Symphony Orchestra Japan, Virtuosi di Praga, Bruckner Orchestra Linz, Austria and the Symphony Orchestra of the National Theater Prague.
Born 1971 in Prague he received his early musical training from Prof. J.Prazak, later at the Prague Conservatory under P. Sadlo. He gratuated at the Music Academy of Prague under R. Lojda with the highest mark.
He also participated at different master classes with A. Ariscuren, M. Roche, P. Wispelwey, A. May, F. Smetana, E. Rattay and J. Chuchro.
He was awarded with laureate title at the “Beethoven Competition” in the Czech Republic and and he was winner of the “Prix Mercury” 1994.
Between 1994 – 2000, Tomáš Strašil played as a concertmaster in the Suk Chamber Orchestra Prague. In cooperation with the famous violin player Josef Suk and Suk Chamber Orchestra he recorded several CD´s. He is member of several Chamber Music Ensembles in Prague like: Ensemble Puchber, Sebastian trio, Duo della corde. Tomas Strasil is regular guest at the International Prague Spring Festival.
Since 2000 he is professor at the Prague Conservatory. He plays the following instruments: “Pietro Zanetto di Brescia 1686″ and “Andreas Carolus Leeb fecit Viennae 1818 No. 3”. He plays also the cello of Radka Herout (2003) for the Contemporary Music.