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as "staggeringly virtuosic" by The Guardian and "a soloist of rare refinement"
by The Sunday Times, Thomas Gould performs as soloist with major orchestras
worldwide including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra,
LA Phil New Music Group, Orchestre Nationale de Bretagne, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
and West Australian Symphony Orchestra, collaborating with conductors such as
John Adams, Nicholas Collon, Paul Daniel, Clark Rundell, John Rutter, Robin Ticciati
and Garry Walker.
January 2008 Thomas gave the world premiere of Nico Muhly's concerto for six string
electric violin Seeing is Believing. Since then he has performed the work
on numerous occasions, giving national premieres in Australia, Belgium, France,
Latvia, the Netherlands and the United States (West Coast). His 2011 début recording
of Seeing is Believing with Aurora Orchestra and Nicholas Collon for Decca
Classics received widespread critical acclaim.
has held the positions of leader of Aurora Orchestra since 2005 and associate
leader of Britten Sinfonia since 2006. He also appears as guest leader with the
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, London Sinfonietta and Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
2011 Thomas has been violinist in the successful swing band Man Overboard.
Their first album 'All Hands on Deck', released by Champs Hill Records in 2013,
received a recommendation from The Strad magazine, which wrote "this is
playing that Grappelli himself would surely have been proud to call his own."
is an associate of the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with György Pauk,
and a former YCAT artist. He plays a 1782 J.B. Guadagnini violin and a six string
electric violin made by John Jordan.