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Tomas Nuñez

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Tomas Nunez-Garces Picture by: Jussi Nahkuri Tomas Nuñez-Garcés,Radion sinfoniaorkesteri

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.

  • 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.