Meet Ian Tomaz
Ian Tomaz is an American pianist currently based in Paris, France. He has studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot since 2021, working with Pascal Roge. He is in residence at the Fondation des Etats Unis in 2022-2023 as a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholar, performing concerts as an Artist in Residence at the FEU and around Paris while working on the major solo, chamber and art song compositions of Francis Poulenc. Since moving to Paris, he has performed at Salle Cortot, Musee J.J. Henner and the Centre Culturel Czech and was also chosen as a full scholarship participant for the Academie de Musique Francaise, playing for renowned French pianists including Michel Beroff, Jacques Rouvier, Anne Queffelec, Marie Catherine Girod and Francoise Thinat. He began his studies at the ENMP thanks to the generous support of the Bourse Marandon from the Societe des Professeurs de Français et Francophones D’Amérique in New York.
Ian Tomaz was an Emerging Artist in Residence at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance from late 2019 to summer 2021, where he performed solo and chamber music recitals in the Ludwig at LAMP 250th celebration and shared the stage with many musicians including Symphony Nova Scotia’s Rachel Desoer, soprano Jane Archibald and pianist Walter Delahunt. While in Lunenburg he also performed in the Musique Royale Series in Halifax. He received his Bachelor of Music with Distinction in Piano Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His principal teachers include Pascal Roge, Martha Fischer and Judit Jaimes, as well as chamber music coaches Nina Patarcec and Parry Karp.