Tomasz Goliński

Tomasz Goliński (86) is a Polish composer, marimbist and percussionist. He is one of the leading composers and performers of his generation on the international marimba/percussion scene. Only at the age of 28, Tomasz’s Double Percussion Concerto No.1 was commissioned and premiered in 2015 by Tuopali Duo, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and Maestro Eckart Preu (USA) during the International Festival de Música Contemporánea de Tenerife at the Auditorio de Tenerife in Spain. His Double Marimba Concerto No.2 was premiered in 2017 by Lucid Duo, Koszalin Philharmonic and Maestro Simone Zuccatti in Koszalin (Poland), followed by the World Premiere of his Marimba Concertino Luminosity by Mark Ford and Opole Philharmonic during the Drum Fest 2018 in Opole (Poland), commissioned by Mark Ford/University of North Texas. In 2019 Filippo Lattanzi performed the Italian Premiere of Luminosity Concertino together with the Orchestra della Fondazione Petruzzelli in Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari under the baton of Luigi Piovano

The composer receives commissions from Austria, Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, USA, Poland, Spain, and Denmark. In 2016 Tomasz held his composition masterclass at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. He is a laureate of several international competitions including the First prize of the Universal Marimba Composition Competition in Belgium (2011&2012) with his marimba solo pieces Luminosity and Purity; Second prize at the 39th Percussive Arts Society Percussion Composition Contest in the USA with his marimba solo piece The Absurd World (2011); Second Prize Marimba Solo of the 8th Percussive Arts Society Italy International Percussion Competition in Fermo (2010); Scholarship from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2010) and from the Ministry of Flemish Community in Brussels, Belgium (2012) etc. 

Tomasz obtained with the greatest distinction his Master degrees in Percussion, Marimba, Chamber Music and Postgraduate Marimba Solo in the class of Ludwig Albert at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, the Leuven College of Arts in Belgium and at the Music Academy in Gdansk. He graduated his Bachelor in Composition in the class of Luc van Hoove at the Leuven College of Arts, as well as a specialization of electroacoustic composition with Joris de Laet. Tomasz’s works have been published by the Danish publishing house Edition Svitzer and by Keyboard Percussion Music in the USA.