Bernard Tamosaitis


Bernard Tamosaitis was born in Brooklyn, New York and studied at the Juilliard School with Channing Robbins, where he graduated with a B.A. in violoncello in 1979. He received a Master's degree from NYU in 1995. Mr. Tamosaitis has performed extensively as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician. As co-principal of the Bellas Artes Orchestra of Mexico City and subsequently as a member of the Quinteto de Xalapa, a resident chamber ensemble at the University of Veracruz, Mr. Tamosaitis performed extensively throughout Mexico and Latin America. Mr. Tamosaitis performed with La Filamonica de las Americas, an international festival orchestra which toured South America and also with the Spoleto Festival De Due Mondi. As cello soloist, he has performed on tour with the New York Symphonic Ensemble, the Sinfonica de El Salvador, the Sound Shore Orchestra, the Saint Thomas Orchestra and others. Mr. Tamosaitis has been a member of the Canta Libre chamber ensemble since 2002. The ensemble's latest CD was designated "the best new U.S. release" by BBC Music Magazine in March of 2011. Recent chamber music venues include Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie, the Festival of the Hamptons, the Barge in Brooklyn, Trinity Church in Manhattan, and Northport Theater. Mr. Tamosaitis is a cellist member of the Ridgefield (CT) Symphony and principal cellist of the Chappaqua Symphony, also performing with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. In 2002 , Mr. Tamosaitis founded the St. Thomas Orchestra of Mamaroneck, New York and currently serves as music director. The orchestra is comprised of approximately 60 professional and gifted avocational musicians which performs several concerts a year to enthusiastic and growing audiences. Recent soloists with the orchestra have included Stanley Drucker, Mindy Kaufman, William Wolfram, Eric Jacobsen, Steve Beck and Ray Iwazumi. Repertoire essayed in recent years includes symphonies of Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and many other composers. In recent years, the orchestra premiered William Eckfeld's Concertino for Solo Cello and Orchestra in May 2013 with Mr. Tamosaitis performing as soloist. The St Thomas Orchestra website with more information and posted concert recordings is at: Mr. Tamosaitis maintains an active studio of cello students.