Tomás Fiszman

Cellist, arranger and composer

3 Reviews (2 Verified)
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Cellist, arranger and composer. I like to work with both classical and popular music.

Hi! I am a cellist from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
As part of Colon´s Theathre Superior Instute of Art Orchestra (ISATC), I played on the most important stages in Buenos Aires such as Colon´s Theathre, CCK's Symphony and Argentina Halls, and Usina del Arte, among others, playing an important part of the classical and romantic repertoire for symphony orchestra from the hand of great national and international conductors.
For several years I held the position of cello soloist in the Juan José Castro string orchestra where I performed great works of the string repertoire, going from Bach to Bartok and Shostakovich.

I have played in musical theater and on television accompanying artists such as Tini Stoessel and Sebastián Yatra and being part of Popi Spatocco´s orchestra, for the 30th anniversary of the Gardel Awards, having the honor of accompanying the great Charly García, among others.

On the other hand, I am a composition professor, and I work writing arrangements both for string orchestra and for band and symphony orchestra.

In recent years I have ventured into composition using digital instruments, so if you also need orchestral mockups on which record cello lines you can count on me!

Tell me about your project, I would love to collaborate recording cello lines or even contributing with ideas if necessary.

Let's stay in touch!

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.


  • English
  • Spanish

3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Pedro Alvide Clarinet

    Working with Tomás was very easy and fast! he delivered the string arrangements very quickly and the music was tasteful and functional. All I needed. Looking foward to work again with him.

  2. Review by Francisco N.

    Really surprised me with the result! Definetly will hire again. Professional, high quality and in time. 10/10

  3. Review by Francisco N.

    I asked Tomas for a fairly difficult part, and he not only delivered in time, he surpassed all expectations and recorded various great sounding versions for me to choose from, all of them in excellent quality and beautifully performed. My to-go cellist from now on, 100% reccomend!!

Interview with Tomás Fiszman

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I am very proud to have worked on a series of Christmas arrangements for symphonic band in the last year. I must have studied a lot about big band jazz orchestration and then adapted that information to an even larger ensemble. The result was amazing and gave me the impetus to start arranging for big orchestras.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Right now I'm writing arrangements and recording cello lines for a new project with my string quartet.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I would love to recommend Pedro Alvide, he is one of the greatest clarinettists in Buenos Aires and with whom I had the honor of working through Soundbetter.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: As a cellist I have to say analog. All my life I played live and I enjoy playing in all kinds of places with different acoustics and different audiences. I must also say that in recent years I have become internalized in the digital world, both in the recording of my own instrument, and in the composition with digital instruments, and I find it fascinating what can be achieved by combining both elements.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: The work will not be finished until we are both completely satisfied with the result. As I said before, I am very perfectionist and I am able to continue correcting even when they tell me that it is not necessary, that it is just fine.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: When it comes to playing live, I love to see the happy face of the audience after the gig or concert. For me listening to strings is something everyday, but for many people listening to their sound is something that can happen very few times in their lives and you can clearly see the amazement on their faces.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: I am usually asked if I need a sheet music to record the lines. I tell them no, I can play a melody after hearing it or I can also create a new one according to their needs.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: When people think it's just about playing the right notes, on time and in tune. Music is much more than that!

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: Do you have a sheet music with clear tempo indications, or in any case a recording of what I should play? Are you open to making the suggestions you consider to achieve a better final work?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: I would tell them to suggest everything they consider necessary and to trust that I am not satisfied until I get a really good result with my work.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: I would take my cello, my records, my piano, my guitar and a soccer ball haha

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I started with the piano at the age of 7, playing classical music. Then at 13 I discovered guitar and jazz, along with other genres of popular music. It was then that I decided that I wanted to dedicate my life to music. At 16 I started playing the cello and seriously started my career in academic music. I went through many youth orchestras, including the one from the Colon´s Theathre Superior Instute of Art (ISATC), where after 2 years of studies I obtained a certification as an orchestral musician, in 2017 (beyond the fact that I had been playing in an orchestra for several years). As for chamber music, I had the honor of closing the 2016 edition of the Dispotraining course taught by the professors from the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Ingrid Zur and Jörg Heyer. For several years I held the position of cello soloist in the Juan José Castro string orchestra, and I am currently the cello soloist of the National Gendarmerie Orchestra. As for composition and arrangements, I graduated from the Juan José Castro Conservatory in Buenos Aires as a composition teacher. I am also pleased that the orchestra where I work frequently plays my arrangements.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: As a classical musician, I consider myself a very passionate performer, and I bring out the best in works from the romantic period. As a performer of popular music, I play in a very rhythmic way. I enjoy playing with rhythms and rests much more than just playing long notes. I love to come up with new ideas and melodic lines every time.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: I would love to play with Yamandú Costa. He is an amazing musician and generates a lot of emotions in every note he plays.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Always follow your intuition. If something sounds good to you, that is the way to go, only then is it time to think about what is appropriate or not.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: During the week I work in an orchestra, so I mainly tackle the classical and romantic repertoire. On weekends I work playing at weddings, in smaller formations. That's where I play various popular styles, from jazz to pop to rock. Having the freedom to improvise lines and play with harmony from my bass role.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I am a string player but I consider myself essentially a musician. I'm a nerd when it comes to harmony, composition, and arranging. Therefore, when I play, I try to embellish my lines with notes that go hand in hand with what the harmony suggests. As a composer and arranger, moreover, I have the advantage of knowing the world of strings in depth and therefore knowing what things work best for the cello.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: I believe that music is much more than playing the correct notes in tune and in rhythm. I think of each melody as a narrative, as if each line is telling a story. I try to bring that idea to my recordings.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: I usually spend a good amount of time analyzing the score to define different interpretive possibilities. I am usually a perfectionist, so I record several takes until I am satisfied with the work done.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have an acoustic room and I usually record my cello with two microphones at the same time: an audiotechnica at2020 condenser to capture the sound of the room and a dpa d:vote 4099 core condenser for the most precise details of the instrument. To process them I have a third generation Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 audio interface.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: As I listen to a lot of popular music I am inspired by musicians from all walks of life, not just cellists. On strings I love the way Federico Nathan and Guillaume Latil play, but I also spend a lot of time listening to guitarists like Yamandú Costa or Sylvain Luc or wind players like Marcelo Mogilevsky.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Here in Buenos Aires I work as a sessionist in recordings, I also play cello both in orchestra and in music companies for weddings. I recently equipped my studio to be able to make recordings and thus be able to add work as a sessionist from home.

Bruch Kol Nidrei-Live, Soloist/Brahms Cello Sonata-Home studio/Epic Soundrack by me/Lehar Lippen schweigen-Live at Colon´s Teathre/Dohnanyi trio/Tchaikovski String Serenade/Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht/Shostakovich 9th quartet

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Gear Highlights
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
  • Dpa d:vote 4099 and Audiotechnica at2020 microphones
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