Biography

Thomas is quickly gaining a reputation as a prolific conductor across many genres. Newly appointed as a Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House, he will be joining the music staff for both ballet and opera productions at Covent Garden and abroad. In addition to this he is currently Chorus Master for Longborough Festival Opera for their production of The Flying Dutchman this June and was Chorus Master for their productions of Tristan and Isolde and Fidelio in 2017 to critical acclaim.

In ballet he has been Assistant and Cover Conductor for Birmingham Royal Ballet in productions of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Variations, Elgar’s Enigma and Stephen Montague’s The King Dances (recorded for BBC Four) at Birmingham Hippodrome, Theatre Royal Plymouth and the Royal Albert Hall.

As Musical Director of many ensembles throughout the country, Thomas enjoys strong relationships with The Ludlow Orchestra, Leamington Sinfonia, Shrewsbury Cantata Choir and Hereford String Orchestra as well as a guest conductor with Sinfonia of Birmingham.

Operatic highlights have included his own productions of Don Giovanni, Hänsel 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.

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). This summer he will conduct The Cloak and Dagger Affair by Edward Lambert for the Tête à Tête contemporary opera festival in London.