Violinist Tomas Cotik, currently pursuing his doctorate in violin performance at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, is an internationally recognized chamber musician, soloist, and orchestra musician. First prize winner of the National Broadcast Music Competition in his native Argentina in 1997, Cotik has concertized in Germany, Holland, Canada, Argentina, Japan, and throughout the U.S., participating in over 15 international festivals. He appeared recently in Amarillo, Miami, and Toronto, performing the Tchaikovsky and Bruch Violin Concertos, Schubert’s Rondo for violin and strings, and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. After a New York audition, he was invited to perform as concertmaster of Minas Gerais Philarmonic in Brazil under Fabio Mechetti.
A former member of the New World Symphony, Cotik has performed with prominent conductors including Michael Tilson Thomas, Valery Gergiev, Roberto Abbado, Yakov Kreizberg, Marin Alsop, Stephan Deneve, Roger Norrington, and Robert Spano. He has worked under the guidance of the Vermeer, Tokyo and Endellion String Quartets, and notable solo artists including Midori, Christian Tetzlaff, Ana Chumachenko, Heinz Holliger, Leon Fleisher, and the leaders of Vienna, Berlin, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Cleveland and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras.
Cotik’s recording projects include Mendelssohn’s Viola Quintets for Dorian Sono Luminus, and the world premiere and recording of Kenneth Fuchs’s String Quartet No. 5 for Naxos.
Cotik holds a Bachelor and Master in Music from the Freiburg University of Music in Germany and an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School in Toronto, studying with Nicolas Chumachenco and Lorand Fenyves.