Tomàs Peire Serrate is an LA-based composer born in Barcelona. His music has been performed in Europe, US and Asia. He has been featured in concert series such as Klang (Helsinki), Off Liceu (Barcelona), Hear Now and Jacaranda (Los Angeles), and showcased in festivals like Zodiac (Nice), HighScore (Pavia), Livorno Music Festival (Livorno), Vipa (Valencia), Re-Imagined (Hong Kong), Chopin and Friends (New York) and at the SCI National Conference (Albuquerque).
Recently, he has obtained the Audience Commission Award by the American Composers’ Orchestra (New York, 2018) for his orchestral piece Rauxa. He has won the 1st prize at the New Vision Composition Competition (New York, 2019) for his work Five Haiku for soprano and ensemble; as well as the 3rd prize at the Krzysztof Penderecki International Composers Competition Arboretum (Poland, 2019) for his chamber orchestra piece Collapse. He as also been awarded the Grand Prize at the iSing! Festival Composition Competition (Suzhou, China, 2020) for his piece Bamboo Shoots (竹枝词) for soprano, choir, and orchestra, based upon a poem by LIU Yuxi from the Tang Dynasty, and the 1st prize at the Mieczysław Karłowicz International Composers’ Competition 2021 for his orchestral piece Borealis.
Besides his concert works, Tomas has composed and orchestrated music for fiction and documentary feature films, as well as for VR experiences. Some of the projects that include his original music are Paralized by Danger (US), The Prosecutors (US), Prism (US), The Anushree Experiments (India), Natalie_Net (Spain), Asleep (China), and Life Without Matter (UK). His orchestrations and arrangements are part of projects like Allen v. Farrow (HBO), Minons (Universal Pictures), Love and Friendship (Amazon Studios), Watership Down (BBC-Netflix), 32 Malasana Street (Warner Bros), If I Stay (New Line Cinema), Chef’s Table (Netflix), American Masters (PBS), A Heavy Burden (New York Times), and FGM (The Guardian).
Tomas studied piano and composition in Barcelona, at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC), and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He received a Masters of Music degree in Film Scoring at New York University - Steinhardt, and a Ph.D. in Music Composition at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Since 2019, Tomàs is the Associate Artistic Director for the Du Vert a L’infini Music Festival held in Besançon, France.
More information on https://www.tomaspeire.com/