About

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Thomas Daish is a musician from the New Forest.

Thomas studied Composition at the University of Surrey and the Janacek Academy in the Czech Republic. His works featured in concerts at the Adrian Boult Hall, Steinway Hall, The National Portrait Gallery, Winchester Cathedral and aboard international cruise liners ‘Arcadia’, ‘Oceana’ and ‘Queen Mary 2’. Thomas’ music has been performed by artists including: The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, cellist Lionel Handy, pianist Robert Markham and the Marici Saxes. His music has featured on videogame titles for Sony’s Playstation Vita and mobile applications on Android and Fire OS.

As a teenager, Thomas was principal oboist of The Hampshire County Youth Orchestra and 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 Music at Beaulieu Award, adjudicated by Sir David Willcocks.

Thomas previously toured 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 Kakegawa, Japan.

 


Teachers:

Composition: Martin Smolka, Omar Rojas Ruiz, Tom Armstrong, Steve Goss.

Organ/Piano: Martin PenroseCynthia Wilson, Mildred Oddey

Voice: Mary Denniss, Martin Penrose

Music Theory: Kate Richards

Oboe: Andrew Knights