Interview with Parma Recordings


PARMA recently had the opportunity to catch up with one of the artists in our Winter 2019 Call for Scores: Cuban-American cellist Thomas Mesa. Tommy is a world-renowned performer and educator, having appeared in concert for places from Carnegie Hall to the Supreme Court of the United States, and his playing has been described as having a “musical intensity that is commanding in every detail…” With a dedication to detail and unmatched positive energy, Tommy is a powerful member of PARMA’s Call for Scores performer lineup. We spoke with Tommy about how he (unintentionally) walked into a career in cello performance, the ways in which he prepares for sessions, and more.

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