Thomas Schwan (Milano 1985), classical pianist, composer, photographic artist.
As a pianist, I performed extensively in Italy, the Netherlands, France, England, Russia, 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.
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).
2020 (date TBD). Group exhibition: WIDE OPEN. BWAC Gallery, New York City
Juried by MoMA Associate Curator Paulina Pobocha
November 2020: World premiere of CANONE SECONDO for two pianos and SEVEN NOCTURNES for solo piano. University of North Texas, Denton, TX
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