Thomas Landschoot - Cellist



Thomas Landschoot joined the Herberger College School of Music faculty of Arizona State University after having taught at the University of Michigan. Born in Belgium, Landschoot began studying the cello at the age of six with his father, leading to a successful career as soloist and teacher.

He performs virtually the entire standard cello repertoire, as well as works by contemporary composers such as Witold Lutoslawski, Kristof Penderecki and Bernd Alois Zimmermann. Several composers have dedicated their works to him. Mr. Landschoot has played numerous recitals in Europe, the United States and Asia, both as a soloist and in chamber music settings. He is a founding member of the Chamber Ensemble Bloomington in Japan, the Taman Trio in Europe and the Trio du Soleil in the US.

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Mr. Landschoot has been involved in an interdisciplinary public service project resulting in the building of an orphanage and hospital in Tamil Nadu, India. A documentary film of the cellist performing in India has been combined with photography, culinary, journalism and new compositions.

He recently performed with the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Frankfurt Chamber Orchestra, Prima la Musica, Tempe Symphony and the Orchestra of the United States Army Band. His Interviews and performances have been broadcast on radio and television in Europe, Japan and the United States and recordings are available on Summit, Organic and Centaur Records.

Mr. Landschoot has been awarded the Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Arts Distinguished Tenure Track/Tenure Faculty Teaching Award in 2005.

Landschoot has given masterclasses at conservatories and universities throughout Asia, the U.S., Europe. He spends his summers performing and teaching at places like the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Killington Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music and the Texas Music Festival.

Written by Danny Beach - 2007