Born in Barcelona, Arnau Tomàs is recognized as one of the most versatile cellists of his generation, combining soloist projects with an intense chamber music activity, being the founder of the Cuarteto Casals and the Ludwig Trio.
Prizewinner in several National and International Competitions, he has given numerous cello recitals and appeared as soloist with the following Orchestras: Radiotelevisión Española, Sinfónica de Tenerife, OSV, Sinfónica de Galicia and OBC, among others. In 1992, he participated in a televised masterclass with Yo Yo Ma in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, focusing on the suites for solo cello by J.S.Bach.
He is regularly invited to the most important festivals and concert series and he took part in the Cello Biennale of Amsterdam in 2018.
Arnau Tomàs has compiled a substantial and extensive discography with repertoire ranging from the Baroque Period until 20th century, with more than 15 CDS. Especially notable are his recordings of the Bach Suites (2014) and the sonatas and variations by Beethoven (2016), in both cases he used historical bows from the period of composition.
In addition to his concert activities, Arnau has been guest teacher at the Hochschule für Musik Köln, and has given various masterclasses and courses both in Europe and the United States.