Monday 26th July 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Great Hall, Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus
Aberystwyth SY23 3DE
We welcome back a familiar face at MusicFest and an international rising-star, violinist Thomas Mathias. We are thrilled to welcome him back home with pianist and collaborator Dominic Ciccotti for a early evening concert of Piazzolla, Chausson and Ernst.
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About Thomas Mathias
Thomas Mathias is a violinist from Aberystwyth, Wales, currently studying at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, USA, with the legendary pedagogue, Mauricio Fuks. Thomas recently graduated with Master’s distinction from the Royal Academy of Music, where he was awarded the prestigious ABRSM scholarship along with a DipRAM for outstanding performance. Prior to the Academy, Thomas studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, winning all the major violin prizes during his time there. Thomas is also a past winner of the Urdd National Eisteddfod Instrumental Competition. Past teachers include So-Ock Kim, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Leland Chen, Deirdre Ward, and Isobelle McGuinness.
Thomas has been broadcast live as a soloist on S4C, BBC Radio Wales, and BBC Radio Cymru on many occasions. Orchestrally, Thomas has performed with the BBC Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Sinfonia Cymru, and the London Symphony Orchestra Academy. Thomas co-led the International Lutoslawski Youth Orchestra (Poland) in 2016. Performances have taken him to The Royal Albert Hall, for the BBC Proms, and Buckingham Palace. In 2018, Thomas was invited to Granada Studios to be part of the soundtrack for the BBC’s broadcast of the FA Cup Final. Read more
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