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September 2015

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Sound and Music featured a blog by Thomas about the education project at the 2015 Music@Malling festival. Read the article read more »

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Thomas conducted and lead Chamber Domaine in a concert celebrating two iconic works from the First World War to open the North Aldborough Festival. Elgar Quintet written in 1918 and the Soldier’s Tale with legendary actor, Edward Fox. read more »

Britten's Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge op. 10 were commissioned by the Boyd Neel Orchestra and premiered at the Salzburg Festival in August 1937. The work brought the composer to international attention and is a staple of the string orchestra repertoire. It is a virtuosic showcase rich in contrasts, its music full of...

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Exploring the background to Così has been a fascinating journey of discovery in preparing for the performances I am conducting for Opera Holland Park. Equally fascinating is how this opera is so relevant to our times, containing seeds of modernism in terms of its approach to the music and drama: something this opera is rarely associated with. We often...

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It’s a beautiful sunny day in April when I settle down to call violinist‐turned‐conductor Thomas Kemp. I cannot help but feel slightly nervous – he has established himself as one of Britain’s most versatile musicians, in demand nationally and internationally. Born in 1971, Kemp read music at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge before going on to study...

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