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Hello, I'm Thomas! I am a professional opera singer and part time PhD research student at Royal Holloway University studying psychoacoustics and tuning. I graduated from Bath Spa University with a 2:1 in BA Hons music and a Mmus in Performance gaining merit. During my masters, I won the Jennifer Skellett award for performance which was a great honour
Previous performance credits: Opera in a Box’s ‘Elixir of Love’ as Nemorino summer 2019, Bristol Opera’s Offenbach’s La Belle Helen as Paris April 2019 Winslow Hall opera 2018 in Verdi’s Il Trovatore as Ruiz cover and chorus. At Bath Spa he has played Mercury in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, Damon in Acis and Galatea and First Sailor in Dido and Aeneas, Rodolfo and Cavaradossi in a concert version of Puccini excerpts of La Bohéme and Tosca, Joe in Gershwin’s Blue Monday and lead roles in Rauzzini’s Priamo e Tisbe and Dibden’s Ephesian Matron which were both performed in Bath festival in 2017. He also appeared in the Chorus with Iford opera’s 2015 entry for Bath Festival which features opera favourites titled Violeta’s Party. Four years with principal roles with Oxfordshire Youth Music Theatre.
Soloist work: Brackley Jubilee Choir in Beethoven’s Mass in C and excerpts from Haydn’s Creation, Thomas Linley Junior’s Shakespeare’s ode in the old Theatre Royal in Bath, tenor solo in Carl Orf’s Carmina Burana in a gala concert and tenor solo in Rossini’s Petie messe solonelles at Wiltshire Music Centre.
I took part in the 2019 Kathleen Ferrier Prize. 1st prize in the recital class at Oxford Music Festival. He was a finalist in Bath Opera’s Isobel Buchannan award for young singers in 2018.
I currently teach and a handful of young adults and up who have come to me seeking to improve their technique to take back to their respective style of singing. I also teach a number of children beginner piano and singing.
I teach in a way that applies to many different styles of singing, not just classical.
I studied a module on teaching for my bachelor's degree in which I was awarded a first.
Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, I have now started all my teaching online by your preferred video call preference.
My PhD research is about tuning and pitch perception and our ability to recreate pitch.
I believe that having a more detailed understanding of how we hear and create pitch will be beneficial to studio teaching, forming practical practice solutions to improve our singing. It is my aim to pass on proper information based on scientific evidence to better inform the next generation of young singers.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Bath Spa University (2018) - Mmus Performance (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Bath Spa University (2016) - BA Hons Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Henry Box School (2012) - A Level Music (B) (School) (✘ Not On File)
- Private (2012) - Grade 8 Singing (Professional) (✘ Not On File)