"Modestly tender, whispering, unbridled sometimes in almost an orgy of sound, beautiful vibrato, devilish pieces on original baroque violin."
Tomoe Badiarova enjoys a versatile performing career specializing in period performance as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral leader, from Early Baroque to Late Romantic repertoire.
She was appointed as leader of Bremer Barokorchester in 2015 and has shared many stages with wonderful guest soloists. She recorded a violin concerto BWV1052R by J.S. Bach and other pieces with BBO in 2019 (“BACH to the Roots!”).
In 2021 she was invited as leader of the 2nd orchestra for Mathew Passion by J.S Bach by Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and joined their live recording for Dutch national TV and a concert at Leipzig Bach Festival.
She is a founding member of Les Esprits Animaux which has performed numerous concerts in all Europe, as well in Japan. Tomoe as a 1st violinist, LEA has swept the four prizes of Van Wassenaer Competition 2016; the 1st prize, press awards, youth awards, and early music season awards for the first time ever of its history.
With soprano Laila Cathleen and Ensemble Postscript, she has performed the melodrama Proserpina by Goethe and Carl Eberwein at Utrecht Oude Muziek Festival 2021.
In 2012 - 2017 she had been a member of Den Haag Piano Quint which is the winner of Van Wassenaer Competition 2011. They have given many concerts in The Netherlands and Japan, in venues such as Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Minatomirai-Hall, and Hakuju-Hall. She has attended their live recording for a Japanese national TV program and performed “Trout” by Schubert and Hummel.
Not only as a violinist, she enjoys also performing viola and violoncello da spalla occasionally. Her performance of viola concerto by Telemann with BBO was particularly well received. With ensemble Los Temperamentos, specialized in Latin-American baroque music, besides a violin sonata by Veracini, she has recorded several pieces on violoncello da spalla as a Basso Continuo (“Entre Dos Tiempos “ 2019).
Sometimes with the luthier and her husband Dmitry Badiarov, she challenges sight-reading recordings on violoncello da spalla together.
She has been invited as leader or soloist and performed with European leading ensembles and orchestras, and shared many stages with Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra (Ton Koopman), La Pettit Band (Sigiswald Kuijken), Bremer Barokorchester (Nestor Fabian Cortes Garzon), Lutherse Bach Ensemble (Tymen Jan Bronda), Ensemble Postscript (Artem Bologurov), PRJCT Amsterdam (Maarten Engletjes), Apollo Ensemble (David Rabinovich), Ensemble Odyssee (Andrea Friggi) and Ensemble Corvento (Erik Bosgraaf) among the others.