Prasqual ©Bartosz Barczyk

composer      

Specialised in big-scaled opera, music-theatre and music-architectural works, Tomasz Prasqual develops his projects in the fluid space between music, architecture, science, theatre, performance and philosophy.

Microtonality, exploration of space with sound, both in instrumental and electronic music, as well as installative components are further features of his works. They are all closely linked to his artistic research in the fields of music/architecture, rituality/performance, fluid identity, improvisation and transmediality.

pianist      

Solo piano activities of Tomasz Prasqual focus on German and French Baroque music, works of Chopin, music of the 20th and 21st century, his own works and contemporary improvisation.

From 2020 in duo with mezzo-soprano Marta Wryk he performs mostly music of the first half of the 20th century (among others a program with Polish and German cabaret songs).

2021 with Frederik Schauhoff (baritone) he performed on piano/synthesizer the play Eine Winterreise, directed by Frauke Meyer.

2018-2019 he played as a musician-performer with the artist collective Nico & The Navigators (Sophiensaele Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg).

outreach     

First outreach project as part of a musical theatre Polski Blues realised with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in 2011 (composing and performing with young musicians).

From 2019 many outreach projects commissioned mostly by Oper Bonn and Beethovenfest (workshops with different age groups, also mixed, online-workshops, an audio-walk).

2024-2026 dramaturg for outreach projects for the festival Ruhrtriennale under the artistic direction of Ivo van Hove.

  • ShortNews: Prasqual in Missy Magazine about Unlocking Paradise.
    • The feminist magazine Missy Magazine published an interview of Ann Toma-Toader with Tomasz Prasqual and Elena Preduca.
      In the article Her mit dem Paradies! [Give us Paradise] the origins and intent of Unlocking Paradise are discussed.
      info.
  • ShortNews: Prasqual in piano recital Liaisons Dangereuses, Cologne [DE].
    • Wednesday 26th of June 2024, 20:00 info.
      Concert with works of Couperin, Rameau, Chopin, Mompou and Prasqual, that focuses on the "secret connections" between the works, but also on the intimate and erotic power of music.
  • ShortNews: Prasqual's Unlocking Paradise performed in Ruhrtriennale, Essen [DE].
    • Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th of September 2024 info.
      Reflections about paradise by Romano Than, a Sinai-Roma Dance group from Dortmund, Orpheus XXI choir with roots in the Middle East and the transgenerational theatre group The Remains.
      Accompanied by actress Harriet Kracht and musicians Maren Lueg (Saxophon, Nay Flute) and Firas Kayali Rifai(Accordion). Direction: Ivo ten Hove.
  • ShortNews: Studies of Loneliness for violin, cello and quarter-tone synthesizer premiered in Warsaw [PL].
    • Studies of Loneliness will be performed in Birmingham [GB] and London [GB] as well. Musicians of trio flow unit are: Anna Kwiatkowska (violin), Mikołaj Pałosz(cello), Adam Kosmieja (synthesizer). (info)
  • ShortNews: Tomasz Prasqual on 674FM
    • Prasqual in a two-hour program Funkt Sessions on radio 674FM
      Tuesday 22nd of August 2023 16:00- 18:00 (info)