Thomas Daish is a composer, oboist and pianist from the New Forest.
Thomas studied Composition at the University of Surrey and the Janacek Academy in the Czech Republic. His works have featured in concerts performed at the Adrian Boult Hall, Steinway Hall, The National Portrait Gallery, Winchester Cathedral and across the globe aboard international cruise liners ‘Arcadia’, ‘Oceana’ and ‘Queen Mary 2’. Thomas’ music has been performed by various artists including: The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, cellist Lionel Handy, pianist Robert Markham and the Marici Saxes. His compositions have also featured on titles for Sony’s Playstation Vita videogame console and mobile applications on Android and Fire OS.
As a teenager, Thomas toured across Europe as principal oboist of The Hampshire County Youth Orchestra before going on to lead the woodwind section of the University of Surrey Symphony Orchestra, during his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He performed under the direction of Sir Roger Norrington as a guest oboist with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and was a winning finalist in the prestigious Music at Beaulieu Award, adjudicated by the late Sir David Willcocks.
Thomas previously toured across the Mediterranean and Caribbean as a pianist and composer for the headline classical act ‘Musicians In Law’ aboard P&O and Cunard Cruise Liners. He currently lives and works in Hamamatsu, Japan.