The Argentinian violinist Tomas Cotik was the first prize winner of the 1997 National Broadcast Music Competition in Argentina and winner of the Government of Canada Award 2003–2005. He has collaborated extensively in chamber music with renowned musicians, including members of the Miami, Cleveland, Pro Arte, Bergonzi and Vogler String Quartets. He holds a doctoral degree and was educated in Canada, the United States, and Germany where he has undertaken research into Piazzolla’s music. He has worked closely with the Vermeer, Tokyo and Endellion String Quartets, as well as notable artists including Midori, Christian Tetzlaff, Nicolas and Ana Chumachenko, Heinz Holliger and Leon Fleischer. Tomas Cotik and Tao Lin’s first volume of the Complete Works of Schubert for Violin and Piano was released in 2012 on Centaur Records to enthusiastic reviews. Other scheduled releases include among others the completion of that major project and an album with music for solo violin. Tomas Cotik is represented by Lisa Sapinkopf Artist Management.