Tomáš Kardoš- cello

Tomáš Kardoš was born in Kráľová pri Senci, Slovakia. He began to study cello at the Musical School in Senec with Margita Procházková. Under her leading, he took part in a lot of competitions in Slovakia and also abroad. Tomáš continued his studies at the Conservatory in Bratislava with Karol Filipovič. At this time he put his attention in the Early Music field, which also brought him to start the bassoon and the harpsichord. His enthusiasm for the Early Music led him to the Department of Early Music in Vienna – Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität, where he studied with Jörg Zwicker baroque cello and with Jennifer Harris baroque bassoon. At the end of his studies, he used the Erasmus exchange program to study one year in The Hague, Netherlands, where he met James and Xiangji, and started to work together.

Already during his studies at the Bratislava Conservatory he founded an Early Music ensemble – Baroque Chamber Orchestra. At the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Peter Zajíček supported him to found the ensemble Il Cuore Barocco, that regularly performs on historical instruments in Slovakia under his leading. Tomáš collaborates with a lot of important ensembles, such as Musica Aeterna – Bratislava, Solamente Naturali – Bratislava, Czech Ensemble Baroque, Capella Leopoldina – Graz, Capella Savaria – Szombathely.