Thomas began playing the violin at the age of five. He has a 1st class Honours Degree and a Masters in Music from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Thanks to a wide range of influences - a handful of inspirational teachers, his European background, and a natural love of and fascination for organ music (which he plays), Thomas has developed not only a broad knowledge of various musical genres, but also a grasp of how they may be synthesised with each other.
As a student, Thomas was the Concertmaster of most of the orchestras he played in. He also performed for several years as the regular violinist and violist in the experimental music group Ensemble Offspring, with which he toured to Europe, culminating in their performance at the Warsaw Autumn Festival in 2003. During high school and university, Thomas also frequented the stages of Sydney and beyond to play as a soloist, obtaining those opportunities both through success in competition and also by reputation.
Since graduating, Thomas has been involved with the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra (now TMO), and after developing his own beginners’ curriculum, has been teaching violin to anybody who would like to learn. Not happy with settling into any one musical post, Thomas has been working on establishing his own musical network. With ideas as to how musical genres can overlap - combined with the unique ability of string instruments - Thomas has been undertaking arrangement projects, with a goal of bring unusual or rarely heard repertoire to stages; returning the recognition and general appreciation that those pieces deserve back to their composers.
Thomas has been heavily influenced by the works of J.S. Bach, Dieterich Buxtehude, Franz Liszt, Nicolo Paganini, Karl Richter, and Sandor Lakatos.
As a freelance performer Thomas has played on many musical projects including the Lego Ninjago film soundtrack; Australia film soundtrack; Happy Feet film soundtrack; Mark Vincent Mario Lanza album; led the Final Fantasy concert in Sydney; played in the Dr Who Symphony Spectacular 2015; played in the Delta Goodrem song "Dear Life"; and featured on the Chaser.
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