Piano Concerts Series
About the Musicians
Virtuoso Thomas Pandolfi
is increasingly sought after by audiences worldwide, lauded by critics
for his passionate artistry and amazing technique. His orchestral
appearances often feature, besides the beloved Tchaikovsky,
Rachmaninov and Liszt concerti, the equally brilliant ones by
Paderewski, Rubinstein and Moszkowski. In the "Pops" genre, Thomas is
considered a leading interpreter of Gershwin’s works.
Thomas has performed with such European orchestras as The George Enescu Philharmonic, Cluj Philharmonic, Moravian Philharmonic, The National Philharmonic of the Republic of Moldova, and The Aberystwyth Symphony in Wales; also, American orchestras of Mississippi, Cedar Rapids, Asheville, Princeton, San Angelo, York, Fairfax, Northbrook, Great Falls, and Owensboro, among others. After a performance of MacDowell's Piano Concerto in d with The George Enescu Philharmonic, The Bucharest Cultural Observer wrote of his "virtuosity, beautiful touch, sensitivity and broad scope...logical phrasing and expressive percussiveness...a soloist whom we would like to hear again." Equally popular as a recitalist, Pandolfi has appeared in concert halls nationwide. The Washington Post has called him "…master of both the grand gesture and the sensual line. … first-rate technical skills, an unerring command of phrasing, a quicksilver touch and cunning legerdemain when it comes to pedaling...etched with calm and crystal clarity...outstanding." New York Concert Review said, "high level pianism and tasteful, diversified musical ideas...crystalline texture and deft coloration... charm and bracing Úlan.
The 2008-09 season marked Thomas' debut recitals in Canada, Germany and China. A favorite in several Eastern European countries, Thomas continues to have extended annual tours in that part of the world. During the 2009-10 season, Thomas was guest soloist in the world premiere of British composer Simon Proctor's dazzling and unique "James Bond" Piano Concerto in London. Highlights during the 2010-11 season were the release of his 6th CD album, and guest soloist appearances with The National Philharmonic of Moldova, The Oltenia Philharmonic (Craiova), The Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra (PA), and the LaPorte Symphony (IN). During 2011-12 he will perform in nineteen states, and Washington, DC. He will make his recital debut in Toronto, and a solo debut with The Milikin-Decatur Symphony (IL). Thomas will also play return engagements with symphony orchestras in Kentucky, Illinois, and Mississippi.
A graduate of The Juilliard School, Pandolfi earned both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees as a scholarship student. To see his latest updates, please visit his web site, ThomasPandolfi.com