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Thomas Gould

 

Violinist

 

Thomas Gould performs as soloist with orchestras worldwide including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, LA Phil New Music Group, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne and West Australian Symphony Orchestra, collaborating with conductors such as John Adams, Thomas Adès, Nicholas Collon, Paul Daniel, Edward Gardner and Robin Ticciati. He has performed at venues including London's Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre and Royal Festival Hall, Manchester's Bridgewater Hall and Evening News Arena, and Birmingham's Symphony Hall and National Indoor Arena.

 

Leader of Aurora Orchestra and associate leader of Britten Sinfonia, Gould appears as soloist and director with both groups and also enjoys regular collaborations with Sinfonietta Riga, London Sinfonietta and Mahler Chamber Orchestra, playing with the latter in the prestigious Lucerne Festival Orchestra in 2014.

 

Thomas has a great enthusiasm for bringing classical music to new audiences, and has headlined events such as Nonclassical, Limelight and Classical Kicks at Ronnie Scott's, as well as performing at major festivals including Latitude, London Jazz Festival and Festival No.6. A strong advocate of contemporary music, he has given numerous world, UK and London premières, including concertos by Nico Muhly, John Woolrich, Hans Abrahamsen and Christopher Ball, and works by Harrison Birtwistle, Krzysztof Penderecki, Tarik O’Regan, Joe Duddell, Mark Bowden, Dai Fujikura and Michel van der Aa.

 

In 2014 Thomas signed exclusively with Edition Classics, the classical imprint of Edition Records, a label with a wide-ranging reach to diverse audiences. He has also recorded for Decca Classics , Harmonia Mundi, Champs Hill Records, ACT, Pavillon Records, Basho Records, Hyperion and Omnibus Classics.

He plays a 1782 J.B. Guadagnini violin and a six string electric violin made by John Jordan.

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