Quartets and more
As a chamber musician, Tomas Cotik has performed hundreds of chamber music concerts internationally in Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Japan and throughout the U.S., participating in more than fifteen international music festivals. in the Pacific Northwest, Cotik was also honored to collaborate with and to perform for some of the most prestigious classical music organizations such as Chamber Music Northwest, Friends of Chamber Music, Fear No Music, and Third Angle New Music. A former member of the acclaimed Amernet String Quartet in residence at Florida International University, Cotik toured extensively throughout the US and Israel. Prior to this, he was a member of the Delray String Quartet, which premiered and recorded works by Richard Danielpour and Kenneth Fuchs for two Naxos albums. Cotik was also the first violinist of the Harrington String Quartet, which recorded the Mendelssohn viola quintets with renowned violist James Dunham. Further chamber music collaborations include concerts with Joseph Kalichstein, Franklin Cohen, Alexander Fiterstein, as well as some members from the Cleveland, Miami, Pro Arte and Vogler string quartets, among others. While placing an emphasis on the music of the first Viennese school and Romantic music, Cotik has also performed, recorded, and premiered dozens of chamber music works by contemporary composers and worked with musicians such us Augusta Read Thomas, Dimitri Tymoczko, Chinary Ung, John Luther Adams, Joan Tower, Juan Pablo Contreras, Gabriella Smith, and Gabriela Lena Frank.