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The interpretation of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas (pre-recorded)

The interpretation of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas  (pre-recorded)
The interpretation of Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas  (pre-recorded)

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About the Event

A year after his 2020 album release and a 10 article series on The Strad Magazine about Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas, Dr. Tomás Cotik presents a session in which he discusses the contradictions between the different trends in Bach interpretation and his solutions to them. The session will include a discussion about the bow, sound, articulation, string crossings, slurs, dynamics, intonation, vibrato, ornaments, trills, tempo rubato, and more.

About Tomás Cotik

Hailed by Michael Tilson Thomas as "an excellent violinist," Tomás Cotik was a first-prize winner at the National Broadcast Music Competition in his native Argentina in 1997, and the winner of the Government of Canada Award for 2003-2005. He is internationally recognized as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. An avid recording artist, Dr. Cotik is currently involved in more than fourteen CD recordings for Naxos and Centaur Records, which have received over a hundred reviews and the highest praises from some of the best-known publications such as Fanfare, American Record Guide, Downbeat, Washington Post and The Strad. These recordings include Schubert’s complete works for violin and piano, Mozart complete sonatas for violin and piano and two Piazzolla albums with Cotik’s own arrangements.

Tomas Cotik has performed hundreds of recitals and chamber music concerts across the globe. Formed in 2011, the Cotik/Lin Duo was recently selected as the only duo on the roster of the Live on Stage concerts and will tour extensively throughout the U.S. in the coming seasons. He was also a member of the acclaimed Amernet, Delray, and Harrington string quartets, a rotating concertmaster of the New World Symphony, and performed as concertmaster of the Minas Gerais Philarmonic in Brazil.

Committed to passing on his passion for music, Tomas Cotik regularly provides master classes, lectures, and presentations around the country. In the work with his students, Tomas emphasizes a natural approach to the instrument, providing tools to avoid physical tensions. His recent articles on this philosophy and other topics were published by The Strad. His ultimate goal is to guide his students so that they cultivate, develop, and further their individual artistic visions and professional dreams. Another emphasis as a mentor is guiding his students to develop career tools that will help them succeed as performers in the 21st century.

Tomas Cotik earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami. He holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Freiburg University of Music in Germany and an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School in Toronto.Dr. Tomas Cotik was appointed Assistant Professor of Violin at Portland State University in 2016. He previously taught at West Texas A&M University, Florida International University, and at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.


  • ASTA member & their students

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  • Non-ASTA members




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