Tobias van der Pals began his studies with Professor Morten Zeuthen at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 1999. After his diploma in Copenhagen 2004, Tobias continued his studies with Professor Frans Helmersson, Professor Johannes Goritzki and Professor David Strange at Royal Academy of Music, London and Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow. At graduation from Royal Academy of Music, Tobias recieved the highest mark and was also awarded the “DipRAM“ for outstanding soloistic performance.
In 2009 Tobias gave his debut concert from Prof. Morten Zeuthen soloist class at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.
Skanska Dagbladet wrote: His technique is not only perfect but directly elegant. Breathtakingly di cult passages sounds with the same ease as the simplest tone combinations. A magni cently virtuosic piece like Astor Piazzolas Le Grand Tango be- comes a witty, light-hearted divertissement. It never rasps from Tobias van der Pals cello, and not for a mo- ment he compromises with the natural, beautiful tone of his instrument.
Tobias has performed as soloist with orchestras, in recitals and as a chamber musician in Japan, China, Britain, Switzerland, Portugal and Scandinavia with great reviews in the press. Tobias concerts have been recorded and transmitted by the Danish Radio, Swed- ish Radio and the BBC, and he has also participated in a number of CD-recordings.
Tobias has won prizes in chamber music and cello competitions in London and Copenhagen as well as rst prize in the Royal Danish Academy of Music Cello Competition in 2008. In 2005, Tobias was assigned the City of Lund “Cultural Scholarship“. Tobias has also received honors and awards from among others, Augustinus Fonden, Crafoord Foundation, Färs and Frosta Sparbank, Danmarks Nationalbank Jubilæumsfond af 1967, Becket Fonden, Fondation Idella and Solistforeningen af 1921.
At masterclasses Tobias has received tutoring from Ralph Kirshbaum, Miklos Perenyi, Colin Carr, Thorleif Thedéen, Steven Doane, Christo Henkel, Marrti Rousi, Mats Lidstrom, Sergei Roldugin and others. In 2011 Tobias van der Pals released his rst solo album “Leopold van der Pals – Works for Cello and Piano“. The CD was hailed by the international music press.
The Cello Sonata announces itself, with no special plead- ing needed, as a masterpiece and a major addition to the cello repertoire. [... ] It has been brought to light by Tobias van der Pals in this stunning performance [... ] His tech- nical execution and tonal luster are as one as he brings to each of these works expressive insights and profound passion. [... ] However you manage to get your hands on it, this release is essential. (Fanfare Magzine, USA)
Tobias van der Pals und Cathrine Penderup sind hervorragende Vertreter ihres Fachs, die der Musik in jeder Hin- sicht gerecht werden. Es wäre eine echte Bereicherung, die Künstler in Konzerten und in weiteren Einspielungen erleben zu können. (Das Orchester, DE)
Tobias van der Pals plays on a cello from Modena made by the brothers Andrea and Gaetano Fiori in 1817. Bow by Pierre Simon circa 1850.