As a chamber musician, Tomas Cotik has performed in numerous chamber music concerts internationally, captivating audiences in Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Japan, and throughout the United States. He has participated in over fifteen international music festivals, showcasing his exceptional talent and dedication.
In the Pacific Northwest, Cotik has had the honor of collaborating with and performing for esteemed classical music organizations such as Chamber Music Northwest, Friends of Chamber Music, Fear No Music, and Third Angle New Music. Previously, he was a member of the renowned Amernet String Quartet, which held a residency at Florida International University and toured extensively in the United States and Israel. Prior to that, he was part of the Delray String Quartet, which premiered and recorded works by Richard Danielpour and Kenneth Fuchs for two Naxos albums. Additionally, Cotik served as the first violinist of the Harrington String Quartet, recording the Mendelssohn viola quintets with acclaimed violist James Dunham. His chamber music collaborations include performances with esteemed musicians such as Joseph Kalichstein, Franklin Cohen, Alexander Fiterstein, as well as members from the Cleveland, Miami, Pro Arte, and Vogler string quartets, among others.
While his focus lies on the music of the first Viennese school and Romantic repertoire, Cotik’s repertoire also encompasses dozens of chamber music works by contemporary composers. He has performed, recorded, and premiered compositions by notable contemporary artists including Augusta Read Thomas, Dimitri Tymoczko, Chinary Ung, John Luther Adams, Joan Tower, Juan Pablo Contreras, Gabriella Smith, and Gabriela Lena Frank.