Sun, Jan 14|
Tomas Kaco in Concert
Solo piano concert at Kim's Piano
Time & Location
Jan 14, 2018, 7:00 PM
Kim's Piano, Kim's Piano, 10200 Beach Boulevard, Stanton, CA 90680, USA
About The Event
Tomáš Kačo is a talented pianist, composer, and singer. He hails from the small city of Novy Jicin in the Czech Republic. At the age of five, his father first exposed him to music, hoping that he would become a musician one day. Gypsy music, which is part of his roots and culture, greatly influenced him. He taught himself to play the piano by mimicking complex melodies and developed the skills to hear harmonic progressions from an early age. As he began performing on a more advanced level, he developed a passion for classical music and felt inspired and motivated to properly learn the technique. He studied at the Janacek Conservatory in Ostrava, Czech Republic, under renowned Professor Pavel Motloch, who was a great mentor and influence to him. Tomas continued his studies and received a master's degree in classical piano from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (2008-2015), studying primarily with Professor Ivo Kahanek. On scholarship at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts (2015-2017), he earned a diploma in Contemporary Writing and Production. As a solo pianist, his unique style is an interesting fusion of classical, jazz and gypsy music. His piano recitals are based on improvisation. The main idea of there improvisations is a "renaisance" of gypsy music, often improvising on traditional gypsy themes. He has collaborated for many years with renowned teacher and singer Ida Kelarova. They released a CD together called Roma Ballad. Additionally, he has made arrangements of songs for the Pardubice Philharmonic, the Philharmonic of Hradec Kralove. His objective in life is to compose, produce and arrange music of all styles. He says, " I hope one day my music help make peace in the world and erase color lines". He has performed for former Czech President Vaclav Havel, as well as at the renowned Vienna Opera Ball in Austria. He is going to perform at the Carnegie Hall in New York City as well as the world-renowned festival Prague Spring. Furthermore, he received the Piano Department Achievement Award for outstanding musicianship. As a pianist, he has performed in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Hungary, Slovakia, and Israel.