Thomas to become
Leader of Britten Sinfonia, alongside Jacqueline Shave.
Thomas is a judge
in the Strings Final of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016 alongside fellow judges
Julian Lloyd Webber and Dobrinka Tabakova. Watch it live on BBC4 on Friday 6 May
at 7.30pm or catch up on BBC iPlayer afterwards for 28 days here: http://bbc.in/1rmTVjj
A very busy month
sees Thomas make his debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Brett
Dean) in the UK premiere of Anthony Pateras's 'Immediata' (Double Concerto for
Violin and Live Electronics), a Britten Sinfonia at Lunch tour that includes a
world premiere by Bryce Dessner and Schumann's Piano Quartet, guest directing
the Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists in a concert at Temple Church forming part
of the Menuhin Competition, recitals with Gwilym Simcock in Chester and London's
Kings Place, a performance of Mozart's Divertimento with Aurora principal players
at the Wigmore Hall, and two performances of Thomas Adès's Violin Concerto 'Concentric
Paths' with Philharmonie Zuidnederland (conducted by Garry Walker) in the Netherlands.
of Thomas’s recent albums ‘Goldberg Variations’ and ‘Live in Riga’ have made it
into The Telegraph’s definitive guide to 'The best classical music albums of 2015’.
for the full list.
has been included in The Evening Standard’s 'The Progress 1000: London’s most
influential people 2015’. View the full list in classical music here.
appeared on live German TV show ‘ZDF Aspekte’ performing an excerpt from The Lark
Ascending with pianist Julien Quentin. Watch it here
also performed the last movement of Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata which you can
huge success of Man Overboard Quintet’s first album ‘All Hands on Deck’, their
second album ‘Down in the Deep Deep Blue’ is released on Champs Hill Records on
28 August 2015.
your copy on Amazon.
gave the premiere of the Ravel Violin Concerto - a new arrangement by Simon Clarke
of the Ravel Violin Sonata for solo violin and symphony orchestra - in London
with the symphony orchestra of the Junior Academy conducted by Howard Williams.
in Riga now available for pre-order on Amazon.
for Goldberg Variations and Bach
to Parker now updated on website.
interviews added to Articles page on website.
'Live in Riga' featuring Beethoven's Violin Concerto and Vaughan Williams's
The Lark Ascending as a digital album (£8.99) or a CD album (£10.99).
new album of Bach's Goldberg Variations with Britten Sinfonia reached no. 8 in
the UK Specialist Classical Chart in its first week and was no. 2 in The Gramophone
Editor's Choice in the April issue of Gramophone Magazine. Read
all the reviews.
Thomas Gould's first album for Edition Classics, 'Live in Riga'. Read
Thomas Gould signs an exclusive four album deal with Edition Classics.
- 24 November 2013
is appearing as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Anthony
Inglis in six performances at the Royal Albert Hall, celebrating 25 years of "Classical
Spectacular". For more information or to purchase tickets please visit http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/classical-spectacular/default.aspx.
made his debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrew Greenwood
in a performance of the Bruch Violin Concerto at the Royal Albert Hall. View photos
from the night here.
- 19 October 2013
gave the French premiere of Nico Muhly's concerto for electric violin 'Seeing
is Believing' with Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne conducted by Darrell Ang
in St Brieuc and Rennes. Watch a short video interview with Darrell here.
gave the Australian premiere of Nico Muhly's concerto for electric violin 'Seeing
is Believing' with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Daniel.
View photos from the night here.
- 10 August 2013
performs in Musikdorf Ernen, Switzerland, as part of their chamber music festival.
More details here.
- 19 July 2013
made his conducting debut at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, as well as coaching
in the Amateur Chamber Music Week.
swing band Man Overboard have released their first album 'All Hands on Deck' for
Hill Records. Click here to buy from Amazon
or here to download from iTunes.
View photos from the album launch at The Vortex Jazz Club, London here.
May - 2 June 2013
gave the Belgian and Dutch premieres of Nico Muhly's concerto for electric violin
'Seeing is Believing' with Britten Sinfonia conducted by Clark Rundell in Antwerp,
Bruges and Eindhoven. View photos here.
Thomas is New
Artist of the Month in Musical
hao! Thomas is off to Shanghai, China for five concerts with Aurora Orchestra
as part of the Southbank Centre's 'Listen to the 20th Century' Festival in collaboration
with Shanghai Concert Hall. Find concert details on the Aurora
8 April 2013
was interviewed by Sean Rafferty on today's episode of In Tune, also playing Shchedrin,
Britten and Chopin live on air with pianist Ivana Gavric. Click www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01rr8nd
to listen live (16:30-18:30) or on catch-up for 7 days.
Thomas had a
busy Easter weekend with two performances at the Brighton Dome and three at Hammersmith
Apollo of Wallace and Gromit's 'Musical Marvels' with Aurora Orchestra and conductor
The Evening Standard's
great British busk-off" has generated lots of interest and sparked debate
over attitudes to busking and to classical music in general. Thomas gave phone
interviews for BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Hereford & Worcester. What do you think?
Join the conversation on Twitter
Thomas is on
tour guest leading Mahler
Chamber Orchestra for concerts in Munich (29th), Innsbruck (30th) and Salzburg
credit: Lawrence K. Ho, Los Angeles Times / 16 October 2012
great reviews from last month's performance
with the LA Phil conducted by John Adams (above).
Phil: Thomas plays Nico Muhly's Seeing is Believing with LA Phil New
Music Group at Walt Disney Concert Hall on 16 October.
Clowes: Great reviews for Trish Clowes's And in the Night-Time She Is There
album featuring Thomas on violin in The Guardian (live
and BBC Music.
Gould Standard: Interview in Time Out magazine.
in Cardiff: Thomas records Piazzolla's Oblivion arranged by John Lenehan
with accordionist Ksenija Sidorova and BBC National Orchestra of Wales conducted
by Clark Rundell.
Overboard: Thomas's swing band Man Overboard records debut disc at The Music
Room, Champs Hill with producers Richard Sutcliffe and Alexander Van Ingen.
Thomas is pleased to announce that he has joined international artists management
Still Limited. Please contact Elise
Maingot for all enquiries.
website: Thomas's swing band Man Overboard has a new website,
Also lots of new videos have been uploaded on our YouTube channel
feature: Thomas is featured in Paul Guest's pick of "ones to watch in 2012" in
the February/March issue of MUSO Magazine.
John Adams Conducts:
Thomas has been engaged by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra to play Nico
Muhly's Seeing is Believing on 16 October 2012, conducted by John Adams.
Seeing is Believing:
Thomas's recording of Seeing is Believing for Decca Classics has been voted
iTunes Contemporary Classical Album of the Year and shortlisted in the best classical
recordings of the year by Abu Dhabi's The National. Buy your copy here!