A warm welcome to Thomas Verity, our new Associate Clarinet.
Thomas studied at Manchester University and the Royal Northern College of Music.
He has performed, recorded and broadcast with orchestras across the UK, including guest principal with the Hallé Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra and Manchester Concert Orchestra. He was a member of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra from 2011 to 2018, with highlights including tours to Spain, China and Japan, and playing principal clarinet in the BBC Proms.
In the summer of 2017 Thomas took part in an adventurous project to perform Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony from memory in the Royal Albert Hall and the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam with the Aurora Orchestra.
As a member of the Sterling Trio, Thomas has performed in over one hundred concerts throughout the UK, with highlights including Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, and St Martin-in-the-Fields & St James’s Piccadilly, London. The Trio have twice been selected for the Making Music Concert Promoters’ Group, as well as the Park Lane Group Young Artists scheme, which led to a performance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Thomas teaches at Manchester University and Chetham’s School of Music. He has also been a guest teacher at the RNCM, Vacation Chamber Orchestra, Yorkshire Young Musicians (Leeds College of Music), the Manchester Single Reed Summer School and the Harrogate Clarinet & Saxophone Summer School.
And on a completely different note, Thomas plays with Klezmer-ish, a classical/world music fusion quartet exploring a wide range of music from travelling people across the world. Sell-out performances have included three visits to The Music Room (Liverpool Philharmonic Hall), and the group were featured artists on BBC Radio 3’s “World on Three” in June 2017.
Find out more on his website.