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