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Angharad Thomas

Bassoon


ORCHESTRAL TRIALS 

 

 

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra 

Trial for sub-principal bassoon 

February 2020 - present 

Royal Northern Sinfonia 

Trial for principal (no.2) bassoon 

May 2019 - present 

Welsh National Opera Orchestra 

Trial for sub-principal bassoon 

July 2019 - present 

Royal Scottish National Orchestra  

Trial for associate principal bassoon 

2016 - 2017 


PROFESSIONAL ORCHESTRAL FREELANCE 

 

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra    

Principal, 2nd and contrabassoon  

Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra          

Principal, 2nd and contrabassoon  

London Philharmonic Orchestra  

2nd and contrabassoon 

BBC Symphony Orchestra 

2nd 

BBC National Orchestra of Wales 

2nd 

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra  

2nd, 3rd and contrabassoon 

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra  

Principal and 2nd 

English National Opera Orchestra 

2nd, 3rd and contrabassoon 

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra 

2nd 

Manchester Camerata 

Principal 

Ulster Orchestra 

2nd, 3rd and contrabassoon 

Philharmonia Orchestra 

2nd and 3rd 

Royal Ballet Sinfonia 

2nd 

Aurora Orchestra 

2nd, 4th and contrabassoon 

Sinfonia Cymru 

Principal and 2nd 

British Sinfonietta 

Principal 

Ensemble Cymru 

Principal 

Brandenburg Sinfonia 

Principal 

Garsington Opera 

Rehearsal cover, 2nd and contrabassoon 

COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS  

 

Postgraduate study supported by Leverhulme Trust Postgraduate Scholarship, Countess of Munster Musical Trust and Sidney Perry Woodwind Award, Philharmonia MMSF Awards 

2015 - 2017 

Olwen Doreen Leyshon Prize and Gwynne Leyshon Prize, Royal Academy of Music 

2016 - 2017 

Winner of the John Fussell Award for Welsh Postgraduate Musicians 

2016 

Very Highly Commended Florence Woodbridge Bassoon Prize  

2016 

Ensemble ISIS Instrumental Scholar, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford  

2012 - 2015 

University of Oxford ‘Royal Academy Scheme’ 

2012 - 2015 

Oxford Philomusica Young Artists’ Prize 

2012 

CHAMBER AND SOLO 

 

 

Moriarty Winds 

Performances at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Investec International Festival, Norfolk and Norwich Chamber Music Chapel Concerts and side-by-side project with New London Chamber Ensemble  

2015 - present 

EUYO Wind Quintet 

Orchestra in Citta project, Ferrara 

May 2019 

Solo Recitals 

The Foundling Museum 

April 2017 

 

Colston Hall 

February 2017 

 

Holywell Music Room, Oxford 

June 2015 

Vivaldi Concerto in E minor 

Waverley Ensemble 

October 2019 

 

l’Orchestra d’Archi del Conservatorio ‘A.Buzzolla’ 

May 2016 

Telemann Concerto for Bassoon and 2 Violins 

Waverley Ensemble 

October 2019 

Mozart Bassoon Concerto 

Oxford New Orchestra 

November 2014 

 

Cardiff County and Vale of Glamorgan Youth Orchestra 

July 2013 

Weber Bassoon Concerto 

University of London Symphony Orchestra 

June 2018 

 

Welsh Sinfonia 

November 2013 


EDUCATION WORK AND TEACHING 

 

Visiting Teacher of Bassoon at The Lady Eleanor Holles Independent School for Girls 

2016 - present 

Visiting Teacher of Bassoon at Hampton Independent School for Boys 

2016 - present 

Visiting Teacher of Bassoon at Newland House Prep School 

2019 - present 

Moriarty Winds participatory workshops in schools across the UK 

2015 - present 

Wigmore Hall Chamber Tots Ensemble - Moriarty Winds 

2016 - 2017 

Philharmonia Orchestra Educational Department - ‘Universe of Sound’ and ‘Inspired by Stravinsky’ projects 

2016 

Creative learning projects with the Open Academy and charities Music for Open Ears and the Irene Taylor Trust 

2015 - 2018 


EDUCATION  

 

 

New College, Oxford 

Bachelor of Music - First Class Honours 

2011 - 2014 

New College, Oxford 

Master of Studies in Music Performance - Distinction  

2014 - 2015 

Royal Academy of Music 

Master of Arts - Distinction DipRAM 

2015 - 2017 

Royal Academy of Music 

Chamber Music Fellowship with Moriarty Winds 

2017 - 2018 

Royal Academy of Music 

Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music (LRAM) 

2020 

TEACHERS 

Robin O’Neill, John Orford, Amy Harman, Fraser Gordon 

 

 

 

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Instruments
Bassoon, Contrabassoon, Remote Recording