Oreste De Tommaso

After his Music studies in Italy in different conservatoires, he specialised in historical performance practice. He studied baroque cello with A. Bijlsma and H. Suzuki, obtaining a Diploma from The Academie voor Oude Muziek in Amsterdam. He also obtained a Diploma in Early Music at the Royal College of Music in London. He studied viola da gamba with A. Crum in London.

He has collaborated with different orchestras, including the European Community Youth Orchestra, the RAI Symphony Orchestra of Turin, La Petite Bande, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, London Classical Players, appearing and performing at the major European musical venues. These include the Royal Albert Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, The Usher Hall in Edinburgh, l'Opéra de Paris, la Monnaie in Brussels, the Opera Ballet Vlandereen in Antwerp, the Vlaamse Opera Gent, the Theater an der Wien, the Grosses Festspielhaus in Salzburg, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Haus des Rundfunks in Berlin, the Semperoper in Dresden, the Schloss Weißenstein in Bavaria, the Victoria Hall in Geneve, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Auditorium Lingotto in Turin. He has performed with conductors such as C. Abbado, H. von Karajan, G. Sinopoli and with historical informed conductors and players such as G. Leonhardt, F. Bruggen, S. Kuijken, R. Norrington, E. Kirkby, M. Tan, C. Mackintosh, A. Bjilsma, H. Suzuki.

Since 2004 he has committed himself to the study of solo repertoire, his special interest being the genre of the solo suite for string instruments. With his own recording label, Ancien Régime Discs he has published three CDs, including J.J. Froberger 6 Partite, in his own trascription for a five-string baroque cello, and Ricercate e balletti by G.B. Degl'Antoni.