Born in Barcelona, Arnau Tomàs is recognized internationally as a founding member of the prestigious Cuarteto Casals and Ludwig Trio. During his studies with Ivan Monighetti and Frans Helmerson, Arnau gave numerous recitals for cello solo and appeared as soloist with the Orquesta de Radiotelvisión Española and the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Barcelona, among others. Additionally, he has won various prizes both individually and as a member of Cuarteto Casals and participated in a televised masterclass with Yo Yo Ma in the Amsterdam Conbcertgebouw, focusing on the suites for solo cello of J.S. Bach.
Arnau has an extensive discography including works for solo cello by Bach, Kodaly and Cassadó, a recording of Beethoven with the Ludwig Trio and numerous CD's with Cuarteto Casals. Future projects include a recording of the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia.
In addition to his versatile concert activities, Arnau is professor at the Escuela Superior de Música de Catalunya and has given various masterclasses and courses both in Europe as well as the Untied States.