Tomasz, thank you again for the wonderful two days with RCP. I learned so much. I found myself with tears in my eyes during the second movement of the Brahms. My husband says I'm "emotional". Maybe, but that one really snuck up on me. It was an incredible evening, created by an incredible conductor.
Looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Another fantastic concert tonight in Lubbock, Conductor Golka. What an opening night! Thank you for bringing in your brother again before you leave.
Want you to know how very much you are admired and respected here. I will miss you terribly, as you helped me "get" the music more every concert, and I was able to see the generation after me become musically literate during your educational concerts when I brought homeschool kids in to listen.
Thank you for all you do - I know I shall enjoy your last year to the fullest!
With highest respect,
At 10:07am on 12 Feb 2011, David Lassiter wrote:
Good to hear about your new conducting assignment. And you are still in the USA. I thought that you were moving to Germany. Is that still on?
I hope you are in good health. I miss you and sorry you chose to leave Williamsport.
Good luck in future endeavors.
Best Wishes, David
At 3:21pm on 29 Jul 2010, Brian Stone wrote:
Congrats on Riverside Tomasz. Looks Good!
At 9:12pm on 18 Oct 2009, David Curtin wrote:
Another fantastic performance with the WSO yesterday afternoon--and your brother Adam is a phenomenon as well. Thanks for sharing him with us! Loved the Lithuanian Rhapsody, and the Firebird was spectacular. Thanks for the inspiration, and for what you're doing with the orchestra. We are lucky to have you.
At 8:52pm on 17 Oct 2009, T. Jones wrote:
your absence was noticed, though the guest conductor was an interesting change. look forward to your return.
Gratuluje sukcesow!Pozdrowienia dla Ciebie i calej rodziny.
Ciocia Bozenka ze Szwecji
At 6:33am on 06 Mar 2009, Jaime Torres Gómez wrote:
My name is Jaime Torres Gómez, from Viña del Mar, Chile.
I saw you last year in your Butterfly that you conducted in my city.
I am so interested to contact you.
You can get references of mine from Freddy Varela.
My mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I tell you that many years ago I visited Williamsport, a big industrial city in Pensylvania. Very happy that they have an orchestra. I was there when I was student (I am engeneer, and parallely I work in music).
Waiting news from you, I salute you with kind regards,
At 8:06pm on 18 Dec 2008, Andrew and Maggie wrote:
Hello, Maestro Golka. I have heard a lot of positive things about you. Congratulations on the new Music Director job in Williamsport. Sherry Kloss sends her kind regards. I currently have a private studio teaching violin/viola in my hometown of Williamsport. I am former student of Sherry Kloss, as well as former violinist of the Muncie Symphony, and Concertmaster/Grad Assistant Violin Performance of the Ball State Symphony under Maestro Kirk Trevor after you were there. You may check out my website at www.myspace.com/violinistrobertfenstermacher. I also have an email of email@example.com Hopefully, we may eventually get to work together.
At 12:54pm on 08 Dec 2008, Jeannette Winner wrote:
Hi Tomasz, Today at the WSO luncheon I told you about how much I appreciate you educating us. Horrors! I failed to mention how fabulous our two concerts have been. Bolero? WOW! Initially, I was concerned about what you might choose and have loved every bit of it. You have such great stage presence and rapport with the audience. I am so grateful we have had a change. safaaipc
At 4:19pm on 07 Oct 2008, Danka Hajduk wrote:
Witaj Tomku, gratuluję rozwijającej się kariery. Mam nadzieję, że kiedyś przyjedziesz do Polski i zagramy jeszcze jakiś koncert razem. Ostatni, który niezwykle miło wspominam to Rachmaninov w wykonaniu Twojego brata na BIMie :) niewiele się zmieniłeś od tego czasu. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.
At 12:53pm on 18 Aug 2008, Julia B wrote:
dziendobry, jak sie mas panie Tomku?
At 12:12pm on 03 Aug 2008, William Geske wrote:
This is a very nicely designed website, amazing job.
Very Good and neat content and fine layouts, too.
If you have a newsletter I would also like to sign up,
Henry, Filmbay Editor
I sent your agent a new violin concerto I wrote based on The Runaway Bunny, the famous children's book. I just performed it at Carnegie Hall with Glenn Close narrating. Perhaps you might like it and hear it. Hope so. Glen
At 11:30am on 30 May 2008, Brad H. wrote:
Cześć, Tomasz. Gratulacje! We are delighted to have you with us and look forward to many more exciting musical experiences together.
Brad, WSO cellist
At 2:21pm on 29 May 2008, Michael Gross wrote:
Congratulations on getting our Williamsport Symphony gig. I enjoyed playing the May concert even more than usual, and look forward to many more such under your direction. I hope you like us as much as we liked you!
- Michael Gross, 2nd Violin
Hi Tomasz! I enjoyed your concert last evening in Williamsport, PA! It was nice to meet you afterward as well and I truly hope you are chosen.
At 12:14pm on 16 Apr 2008, John and Patricia W wrote:
Very well designed website. Your achievements are impressive, and include performance of works by several of our favorite composers. Looking forward to your debut and interpretation of the chosen Russians with our Williamsport Symphony Orchestra next month. Best wishes.
At 11:31pm on 19 Nov 2007, Julie Savignon wrote:
So good to see you again after so many years....in Newark!! Please stay in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best wishes until next time...
Hello Tomasz! The website looks even better than it did before...your pictures are fantastic. You look very happy. Congratulations on Lubbock! If you're still in NYC, let's get a coffee...check my website for contact info. Cheers, Maija
At 4:40pm on 14 Aug 2007, Julia B. wrote:
Pan Tomek I am flying a plane to see you in Lubbock. Dzienkuje bardzo za lekcje.
At 12:08am on 10 Jul 2007, Grant Gilman wrote:
Tomasz, congrats on Lubbock! Also I didn't know you lived in NYC. I am actually now living in Newark with my new wife. If you are going to be in town give me a call: 443.286.2160. Cheers.
Hey darlin! Hope things are well. I love your site! I came across it because I Googled my name to see if my website would come up, but of course it did not... But I found myself in yours! (on your concerts page, from our performance last summer) But anyway if you get a chance, please look at my site and let me know what you think. I need to add more cool features like ones that you have. Miss you, and hope the summer is good so far. I'm in Princeton, NJ all summer for NJOT, and then in Chicago for Ravinia in August. Take care!
At 2:53pm on 19 May 2007, Alan Pierce wrote:
I enjoyed meeting you at the Bruckner 7th rehearsal in Chicago. I could make you a copy of the baton used by Bernard Haitink. If you are interested please contact me at Piercebatons@aol.com.
Great website! Maybe you will like our.
At 5:29pm on 30 Mar 2007, Paula Sides wrote:
Hello from London...It was lovely meeting you in Houston this past week thanks to Zachary, and I hope you can enjoy a bit of leisure time before the fun begins. Congratulations again...Take care, Paula
At 4:13pm on 14 Jul 2006, Agata wrote:
Greetings from Wroclaw!
At 11:17am on 06 Jul 2006, Jessie Dresser (violin) wrote:
you were such a wonderful conductor! The things I learned during the first week of the Oklahoma summer Arts institute were absolutley amazing. The first performance will be unforgetable! I want to thank you so very much for all your time and your effort you put into getting us ready for that concert. That was my best concert I have a ever given in my entire life! Thank you very very much best wishes! maybe we will run into each other again.
At 11:27pm on 02 Jul 2006, Thomas Williams - tenor wrote:
I was at the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute for Chorus. I thought you were pretty cool considering you had to do a concert in the dark. You didn't lose your cool under such random circumstances, and for that I say "Kudos!" I really liked your music. Good luck in al the rest of your endeavors. Now you have your fiasco story!
You were such a wonderful inspiration to my musical career during the OK summer arts institute. I absolutely loved working with you, and I am still telling the crazy story about the blackout to all my friends and the great way you handled the entire situation. Thank you for being so willing to share your knowledge and passion, and I hope to meet again!
At 10:37pm on 25 Jun 2006, Grace Hsu - violinist wrote:
Hey, Tomasz! It was great working with you at the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute. Your intense drive and focus on the Beethoven and Shostakovich helped me to play the music in a different light. I don't think I've ever played music with that much emotion. You've inspired me to not only play the notes, but to dig deep inside and play with feeling to create real music. Thanks for staying true to "the show must go on" at the blackout and good luck with all that you do! -Grace
You are so so cool. Thank you for not stoping the concert even when the power went out and we had to move onto the stage. Our new condutor is not as cool as you. Or as good a conductor.
At 6:48pm on 20 Jun 2006, Jessica Evangelista wrote:
Hello Tomasz!! I'm really happy to have worked with you in orchestra at Quartz Mountain. You are an amazing conductor. Good Luck in all you do! & God bless! =)
Jessica Evangelista, violinist
At 4:25pm on 29 May 2006, Haley Stocks wrote:
Looking forward to Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute. See you there!
At 4:58pm on 28 Apr 2006, Rachel Fellows wrote:
I see you're coming to Oklahoma Arts Institute this summer. I'm a violinst and have been going there for the last couple of summers. I look forward to working with you.
At 9:48pm on 20 Mar 2006, email@example.com wrote:
Tomasz Golka - I speak for all of us at the youth symphony when I say thank you for the rehearsal last Sunday. I've always loved listening to recordings of Russian music but was never able to duplicate that sound. You gave me a wonderful understanding of what needs to be done technically in order to achieve the dark mood. I hope you can rehearse with us again, maybe on a day when El Paso doesn't look like doomsday.
At 7:50pm on 15 Mar 2006, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Czesc Tomku !
Wreszcie... co slychac ?
Merida teskni za Toba haha :)
Wlasnie niedawno dowiedzielismy sie ,ze Molano bedzie z nami do poczatku przyszlego roku tak wiec zwolni sie miejsce...
Ja odnioslem pierwszy maly sukces z moim kwartetem - jak chcesz to wysle Ci DVD z koncertu.
Pozdrowienia od Marii i Paolo.
Suerte hermano !!!
At 1:57am on 30 Nov 2005, Samuel Thompson wrote:
Long time, no? Since September of 2002 - well, life has gotten very interesting since then - recent events have sort of "propelled" me into doing solo concerts? GREAT - daunting, but great. One in upstate New York followed by a recital in South Carolina, and more to come, I'm sure.
Do take care, and write back when you can.
At 9:31pm on 05 Nov 2005, Brian Stone wrote:
Good work Tomasz!
Best of luck,
At 2:21pm on 07 Sep 2005, Zakiya Thomas wrote:
I 've kept up with you through the years because of my mom. Congratulations on your magnificent accomplishments. I'm working at the Boston Symphony and stumbled onto your web page looking for Ellyn Kusmin's information.
What fantastic luck!
At 12:28pm on 07 Sep 2005, Samuel Thompson wrote:
At 8:36pm on 17 Jul 2005, Ann Lewis wrote:
Thank you so much for your wonderful conducting at Artpark! The whole chorus was delighted with your passionate, inspiring, and precise direction. Please come back to Buffalo!
Hey Tomasz, Beautiful website. Bravo to Karol and to you! Look forward to see you in August. Want to be my date for Joanna's wedding? Roel Dieltiens reminds you that we are waiting to play Brahms with you! Much love, Zhang
At 10:20am on 01 Jul 2005, David Ian Clerget wrote:
Greetings from Ball State! Hope all is well. Keep up the good work...maestro. Dobranoc.
Hey Tomasz. So good to see you doing so well. I would love to see you conduct sometime. Gotta get out of Baltimore. Yours and Bohu's websites look great, I think I 'll copy you both and use that design co myself! Took a design class at Peabody to make mine, but not nearly as cool. Thinking of you often,
Tomasz, You have improved on an already beautiful website. Congratulations and best of luck in Copenhagen!
At 1:16pm on 14 Jan 2005, Gjermund graver wrote:
I was an exchange student from Norway at Tayler High in 91-92, remember? was looking at my photographs the other day and found some pistures. I thougt to myself; Tomasz has propably become a wellknown violinist! so i googled your name, and no surprise!! a real conductor- congratulations!!
Dear Maestro, I enjoyed reading about you at the web site--we have a mutual friend--Mark Peskanov--and I had also done several concerts with your professor Gustav Meier--I always enjoy working with his pupils! Hope we'll have the pleasure to meet one day soon--good luck! Best regards, Jeffrey Biegel