Biography

Thomas is quickly gaining a reputation as a prolific conductor across many genres. Recently appointed as Chorus Master for Longborough Festival Opera for their productions of Tristan and Isolde and Fidelio to critical aclaim. He has since been invited back to Longborough for their production of The Flying Dutchman in 2018. Thomas was also Assistant Conductor for British Youth Opera’s 2016 season, conducting Southbank Sinfonia in Malcolm Williamson’s English Eccentrics. 

Other operatic highlights include his own productions of Don Giovanni, Hansel and Gretel, Acis and Galatea and Dido and Aeneas as well as scenes from many Britten operas such as Peter Grimes, The Turn of the Screw, Albert Herring, The Rape of Lucretia and Owen Wingrave.

Currently Thomas is Musical Director for Leamington Sinfonia, Ludlow Orchestra and Shrewsbury Cantata Choir as well as Co-Conductor for Hereford String Orchestra. He enjoys a busy guest conducting career with other orchestras such as Sinfonia of Birmingham, Salomen Orchestra and Neue Streicher Wein.

In the world of dance Thomas has been Assistant Conductor for Birmingham Royal Ballet on productions of Variations, Enigma and The King Dances. The latter was recorded for BBC Four as part of their series on Louis XIV. This December he will be cover conductor for the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker at the Royal Albert Hall.

Contemporary music is also something at the forefront of Thomas’ interests. Having premiered works by Lluis Mather, and Ami Oprenova he has also premiered the operas of James Oldham (Off the Beaten Track, Bastien and Bastienne)  and Ulf-Deither Soyka (Ninya).

Thomas has been fortunate to have received private tuition from Philip Ellis as well as masterclasses with Sian Edwards, John Carewe and Steuart Bedford.