Tomáš Bumbál was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia in 1973. He received his first violin lessons from his grandfather at the age of four. In 1987 he began training at the conservatory in his home city and, after graduating from school, enrolled at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. There he studied first with Prof. Franz Samohyl, continuing in 1995 with Prof. Hans Peter Ochsenhofer. In 2003 he passed his diploma examination with distinction.
While still a student he was a substitute in the Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic. Today he has a keen interest in chamber music and is a member of the Vienna Rasumovsky Quartett with whom he regularly performs in Europe and Japan.
Tomáš Bumbál has been assistant principal viola in the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2002.