Compositions Thomas Suárez studied with the late American composer Hugh Aikten at the Juilliard School. The first public performances of his compositions were a Fantasy for violin and piano, at Carnegie Recital Hall, with him playing the solo part; and a “subtly colored and intriguingly paced” (Honolulu Star Bulletin) Nocturne for small orchestra, which earned him public recognition by the Honolulu governor. His String Quartet Peregrinations was a Finalist in the Expert category of the 2011 International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition, and his Five Pieces in Mixed Meter for solo violin was a Second-Prize winner at the Franz Schubert Conservatory in Vienna. While still a student at the Juilliard School, he was one of the two subjects in a 1972 film from the composer Luciano Berio’s series, C’è Musica e Musica. Recent works ● Peregrinations (string quartet) * ● Acis and Galatea ('cello & piano) ● Commedia dell'Arte (Pierrot ensemble) ● Five Pieces in Mixed Meter for solo violin ** ● Micro-Sonata for piano, "The Persistent Appoggiatura" ● Quattro Età (violin and piano) ● Lost in the Firmament's Prism (clarinet) ● The bells toll for thee, Phrygian (piano, 'cello, clarinet) ● Homage a Matera ● Discussions (flute & Bb clarinet)
* Finalist, International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition, 2011 ** Second Prize winner, World Championship in Composition (2021), Franz Schubert Conservatory, Vienna.
Acis and Galatea
Five Pieces in Mixed Meter
Micro-Sonata: The Persistent Appoggiatura
Lost in the Firmament’s Prism Thoughts on Harold Arlen’s «Over the Rainbow (inverse variations)
recordings of other works will be posted as available