Study of the Haydn Cello Concerti with Fred Zlotkin, New York City. Ever since Tomas was a child, he has been enamored by the two Haydn cello concerti. Their elegance, virtuosity, ingenuity, and expressivity were instantly engaging. Tomas took five lessons with cellist Fred Zlotkin to study these concerti. Mr. Zlotkin winner of the International Music Competition at Geneva, has traveled the world as concerto soloist, chamber musician, and has been the principal cellist of the New York City Ballet Orchestra for over 25 years. Mr. Zlotkin has performed both works on many occasions and has an in-depth understanding of the cello and the classical style. He is also a master of creating his own cadenzas for the works that he performs. Creating cadenzas has always fascinated Tomas; he has been improvising for years and is now exploring this avenue within a classical context.