Tomás López, Violin(back to musicians page)
"I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it." - Igor Stravinsky
I currently serve as the lead tenor and have served as the lead alto saxophone player in Satellite High Schools top jazz band. I also have a passion of playing and performing classical guitar.
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In a lesson with Ivan Galamian
Tomás López, age 17, is a senior at Satellite High School, FL. He started playing violin at the age of 10 when he lived in Japan, and for the last six years he has been under the instruction of Carey Moorman. He plays viola, alto and tenor saxophone, piano, and classical guitar. Since his sophomore year, he has been the Satellite High School (SHS) Concertmaster for the Symphonic and Chamber Orchestra; a school that has qualified for the Mid-West Clinic in Chicago twice. He also serves as Concertmaster in the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of the Creative Young Artists program and excels their string quartet, he was also the assistant Concertmaster with the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra (BSYO). Most recently, he was awarded the outstanding performance and natural talent award and received an honorable mention in the Orfeo International Music Competition in Vipiteno, Italy. Additionally, he has won several Concerto Competitions with the BSYO, CYA, and Satellite High School Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. Tomas performed as a guest soloist with the Coral Gables Symphony for the American Ideal X concert, which was broadcasted on PBS. He plays as a first violinist and occasionally a violist with the Space Coast Symphony. In addition, he is a perennial member of the Florida All-State Orchestra, Brevard All-County Orchestra, and has received many Superior ratings as a soloist and ensemble member in the Florida Orchestra Association’s District and State festivals and has obtained recognition with the Brevard’s Got Musical Talent Program. He was accepted into and attended the Solo Performance Program of the Philadelphia International Music Festival, which is the highest ranking group of International players in the festival, accepting only 20 violinist. Tomas serves as the lead tenor and lead alto saxophone player for the top SHS top Jazz band. He played in musicals including Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Pajama Game, Into the Woods, and The Sound of Music. Tomas has studied at various music festivals including Cannon Music Camp at Appalachian State University NC, Eastern Music Festival at Guilford College NC, Brevard Music Center at Brevard College NC, Philadelphia International Music Festival, the Crescendo International Music Festival at Melbourne FL, and the Orfeo International Music Festival, Italy.