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Fantastic review in The Artsdesk by David Nice about BCMG and Music@Malling concert. "Bittersweet spells for the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group in rural Kent."

Thomas conducted the premiere of Elias - Capriccio for Bassoon and Strings at the Music@Malling Festival. Other premieres included Elias - Three Scherzi for Violin and Piano which he will record in October with pianist Sophia Rahman for Signum.

Enthusiastic review from the 5:4 blog about BCMG concert. "Thomas Kemp strongly projected the solemnity that permeates here, reinforcing the sense that it’s the following movement, ‘Dirge’, that’s the primary trajectory of all the music in This Silence. ‘Dirge’ was so engrossing that minutes seemingly passed in moments, one becoming lost in its...

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Thomas will be conducting a programme of Mark-Anthony Turnage, Eleanor Alberga and Rebecca Saunders to open the 2021/22 season for BCMG in the CBSO Centre, Birmingham. The concert includes the world premiere of Turnage - Concertino for Clarinet and Ensemble with Clarinet virtuoso, Jon Carnac.

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Stravinsky's death in 1971, Thomas Kemp and Chamber Domaine will be recording The Soldier's Tale in April 2021 for Resonus.

Thomas will be conducting Geranos by composer Brian Elias at Wigmore Hall on April 24th 2021.

Thomas will be conducting the world premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage - Concertino for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra in 2021 with the CBSO and soloist, Jon Carnac.

The salon version of Der Rosenkavalier arranged by Strauss for silent film, will be published by Schott in 2021. This fascinating score was arranged for a 1925 silent film directed by Robert Wiene and with a screen play by Hugo von Hofmannstahl.

Music@Malling has received an award from Arts Council England to develop its online resources and to produce an online festival which launches in October 2020.

Thomas spent a week in Cardiff during lockdown to record a concert for BBC Radio 3 that explored music arranged for silent film. The concert was broadcast in November 2020. Here is a link to the broadcast: