Thomas Kasdorf is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance, where he studied with Prof. Christopher Taylor, and where he was selected to be an inaugural member of the Perlman Piano Trio. His work with the Trio and with other instrumentalists has been featured in performances on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Live at The Midday” series. He appeared as a soloist with the Middleton Community Orchestra in performances of Beethoven's Triple Concerto and Mozart's Concerto K. 488. Of a recent performance with MCO, Isthmus Magazine wrote "Quite avoiding the temptations to virtuosic display and showy overstatement, he treated his assignment with a gentle delicacy.” He was co-winner of the Irving Shain Woodwind and Piano Duo Competition, with collaborative partner, flutist Morgann Davis and awarded the Bolz Prize of the Madison Symphony Orchestra.
Thomas has worked in a variety of roles (both on and offstage) in over 100 different theatrical shows. With a specialty in Stephen Sondheim’s work, he has been called upon to direct, coach, arrange, and perform reduced or solo orchestrations of Sondheim scores, including A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George, Putting It Together, Sweeney Todd, Side by Side by Sondheim, Into the Woods, and Company.
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