His artistry won him numerous prizes at several international piano competitions,including the Gold Medal at the 1968 International Claude Debussy Competition inParis. That same year he was invited to become an Assistant Professor at theMusic Academy in Bucharest.
As a concert pianist, soloist and conductor, Tamás Vesmás has performed with manyof the world's major orchestras and ensembles, and under such conductors as SimonRattle, Jean-Claude Casadessus, Janos Fürst, Harry Blech, Kurt Redel, Carlo Zecchi,Mark Elder, Erich Bergel. His extensive chamber music experience includes 2partnerships with Nathan Milstein, György Pauk, Boris Bermann, Peter Frankl, HeinzHolliger, Boris Belkin, Mark Lubotsky, Cho-Liang Lin, to name a few.
His tours and appearances at major music festivals throughout five continents haveincluded such venues as the Queen Elizabeth Hall's South Bank Piano Recital Series,and the Wigmore Hall in London, the Théatre des Champs-Elysées, and the SallePleyel in Paris.
He has been repeatedly invited to chair juries of numerous piano and chamber musiccompetitions, as well as to conduct master classes worldwide. He has also helddistinguished teaching positions, such as Professor - Head of Keyboard and ChamberMusic Studies at the School of Music, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Tamás Vesmás is the founder and first Musical Director of the Auckland SinfoniettaChamber Orchestra and founder and Artistic Director of the New ZealandInternational Piano Festival.Tamás Vesmás’s numerous recordings can be found under various labels includingKiwi/Pacific Records (a prize-winning Brahms Album), 'ARS Studiofrance', and OdeRecords. CD releases under Ode Records include: "Eastern European Piano Music","Western European Piano Music", an album of music by Alfred Schnittke for Celloand Piano, the Complete Works for Cello and Piano by Prokofiev with cellistAlexander Ivashkin, and an album of Piano Music by Bela Bartok. These recordingsare complemented by an album on the BMG label (New Zealand Ltd.) featuring pianomusic by Debussy and Bartok, as well as a double CD dedicated to Debussy’s 24Preludes (The complete Books 1 and 2) released in January 2000 on the Atoll label(referenced ACD 599). His interpretation of Beethoven’s Last Three Piano Sonatasop.109, op.110, and op.111 has been released on DVD in 2008 under the McCarthyCommunications label. Tamás Vesmás’ life and artistic activities have also been thesubject of a 2004 documentary film produced by Romanian Television.
Tamás Vesmás is now living in Paris continuing a rich international musical career asa freelance musician, conducting master classes, accepting frequent invitations tojoin juries of international piano competitions.
Tamás Vesmás is professor at the Schola Cantorum in Paris.He is Member of theEuropean Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, in good company with 65 NobelPrize Laureats and other important personalities.