Thomas studied at the Conservatory of Music in Rotterdam under Aquilles Delle-Vigne (a student of Claudio Arrau and the fourth generation of the Franz Liszt lineage) and participated in master classes with Vladimir Tropp. After his move to the United States in 1995, he has composed several symphonies, piano sonatas and piano etudes. His website is at http://thomaspendersclassicalmusic.com/
This demos shows Thomas' technical mastery and represents a bond interpretation.
Re: Carmen Variations (Bizet - Horowitz) - by Thomas Penders
Brillaint realisation, especially as Horowitz didn't have it set down on paper, so it has to be transcribed by ear. As I haven't Sibelius I can't see score (am a Finale user) but getting it on to paper would have been I imagine a mammoth task, requiring painstaking effort. Well done.
Another Horowitz transcription (in my opinion his best) is "The Stars and Stripes" by Sousa - I'm not sure if anyone has transcribed this?