"...dazzlingly good chamber ensemble…
exuberantly expressive, intimate style…
gorgeously idiomatic playing’
The Times
Tom Lessels
clarinet, piano, string quartet

Thomas studied clarinet at the Birmingham Conservatoire with Michael Harris and at the Royal Academy of Music, with Tim Lines, Angela Malsbury and Nicholas Rodwell, where he won the coveted Buffet-Crampon clarinet competition. Since 2013 he has been a member of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, in addition to playing regularly with orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a founder member of the Ossian Ensemble, a new music group working with composers including Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Thomas Ades, Anna Meredith and numerous others. He currently teaches the clarinet at Eton College, Westminster Abbey Choir School and the North East of Scotland Music School.

Can be heard in:
Truro 3 Arts
Friday 13 Oct 2017