Tomas Nuñez-Garcés (b. 1984) has been playing the cello since he was six and studied at the Sibelius Academy and in masterclasses at home in Finland and abroad. In 2010, he was awarded both the first and the audience prize in the XI National Turku Cello Competition, along with the prize for the best performance of the commissioned work. In spring 2010, he joined the orchestra of the Finnish National Opera, first as 2nd solo cellist and from autumn 2011 as 1st. He was principal cellist in the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra 2015–2018 and has occupied the seat in the FRSO since autumn 2017.
In addition to solo engagements with the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Finnish National Opera Orchestra, the Turku Philharmonic, the Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Tomas Nuñez-Garcés has given solo performances in Åland, Greenland, the United States, Germany, Japan, China and Russia. He is a member of the Postiglione Quartet that won the international Night and Sun string quartet competition in Rovaniemi, Finland in 2009.
Tomas Nuñez-Garcés plays a Lorenzo & Tomaso Carcassi cello from 1779 owned by the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) Pension Fund.