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Tomas Gricius

Tomas Gricius, trumpetti
Tomas Gricius, trumpetti Picture by: Jussi Nahkuri Radion sinfoniaorkesteri,rso tomas gricius, trumpetti 2017

Tomas Gricius (b. 1977) studied trumpet at the J. Naujalis School of Music in Kaunas, Lithuania, in 1983-95. He continued his studies at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (1995-2002) with S. Petrulis, A. Kontautas, and T. Dokshizer. In 1996-1997 Tomas Gricius attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London (Profs. J.Miller and A.McAneney). In 2000 he received the SOCRATES/ERASMUS scholarship through an international exchange programme to study trumpet at the Sibelius Academy of Music in Helsinki (Prof. J.Harjanne’s class). The performer has attended master classes held by T.Dokshizer, M.Andre, R.Simons, U.Agnas, and P.K.Svendsen.G.Cassone.
Tomas Gricius is a winner of J.Pakalnis National Wind Instruments Competition (1987, 1992, and 1995).Tomas won first prize in the 3rd international Raimo Sarmas trumpet competition in Lieksa (2007) .
The trumpeter gave solo performances in various festivals with the Prague Chamber orchestra, Lithuanian State Symphony, Lithuanian Chamber, St. Christopher Chamber,Joensuu City,Kaunas Chamber orchestras and with Musica Humana chamber ensemble. He has been also giving many concerts as a performer of chamber music. Together with Gaida Ensemble (Vilnius, Lithuania) he has performed and recorded a lot of contemporary music, and now he is often invited to play concerts with the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra.
His teaching experience encompasses work at the J. Naujalis School of Music (2002-04), M. K. Čiurlionis School of Arts in Vilnius (2003-05), and Summer music school in Trakai Fanfare Week and Lieksa Brass Week. Tomas Gricius has been working in the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra (1997-2005, co-principal trumpet since 2000), and since 2006 Tomas is 2nd solo trumpeter with Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
In 2008 he was invited to play principal trumpet in the World Symphony Orchestra (Korea tour).

  • Autumn concerts of the FRSO to be televised live on the Yle Teema channel

    Karita Mattila and EP Salonen among the season performers.

    The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra begins its autumn season on 4 September under somewhat exceptional circumstances. Audiences are now permitted in the hall again, but to ensure sufficient distancing, only around 400 tickets will be sold.

  • Only chamber music at FRSO concerts until further notice – all broadcast live on Yle channels

    Audiences will not be permitted to attend concerts by FRSO.

    The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra announced on March 12 that it would continue giving concerts in accordance with the spring season schedule. The concerts would be broadcast live on Yle channels but played to an empty hall. Over the weekend, the management nevertheless decided that a 100-player orchestra working in close proximity would constitute a risk to the musicians’ health Instead, the concerts will, until further notice, consist of music for small ensembles broadcast live on Yle Radio 1 and Yle Areena.

  • Focus on Faust and Dmitri Shostakovich in the FRSO’s 2019/2020 season

    The guest conductors will include Esa-Pekka Salonen.

    The 2019/2020 season of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra opens with Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust, a big coproduction by the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) and the Helsinki Festival. Also enjoying a special status in the season’s varied symphonic offering are symphonies and concertos of Dmitri Shostakovich’s middle period.