is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and tabla player from Prague, Czech Republic. In his music he is often crossing the genre borders, he draws inspiration from ancient musical cultures of both east and west, as well as different kinds of „non-artificial“ music. At the same time, he takes advantage of modern compositional methods and electronics. Also, he is composing original music for theather and film regularly.
He has finished his Master degree of composition at Academy of performing arts in Prague. Also, he's graduated from the Electrotechnical Faculty of West Bohemian University, at Pilsen before.
Tomas has visited many workshops and private lessons in Turkey, Italia, U.K. or India. Since 1998 he has devoted himself to studying Indian Classical Music and playing the tabla drums. His teacher is tabla maestro Sanju Sahai, the leading performer of the prestigious Benares Gharana (lineage) of tabla. At the time Tomas is the only percussionist in Czech Republic playing tabla and Indian Classical music professionally.
As a musician, he performs regularly with his OMNION project and new NAKARA trio, there is long term cooperation with great international artist Amit Chatterjee (India/US), as well as other artists as: Shahab Tolouie (Írán), Pavel Fajt & Gathering of Drummers, Lenka Lichtenberg (Canada), Yair Dalal (Izrael), BERG orchestra, or „early music“ ensembles Musica Florea and Collegium Marianum.
In the past he has worked with artists as: Milan Svoboda, Iva Bitova, Paul Livingstone, Jibendra Narayan Goswami, Sandip Mallick, Ghulam Murtuza Khan and many others.
Nowadays Tomas Reindl is tutor of Ethnomusicology at Music Faculty of Prague Academy of performing Arts and Conservatory of Jaroslav Ježek in Prague. He regularly conducts his own workshops and seminars too.
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