Hull Chamber Music

Middleton Hall
University of Hull

William Thomas, bass
with Gary Matthewman, piano

Thursday 31 January 2019, 7.30 pm

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Photo: Robert Piwko
Winner of the 2018 Kathleen Ferrier Award.

German and Russian Lieder

Fresh from his triumph at the 2018 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, William Thomas and leading song pianist Gary Matthewman present a recital programme full of passion and drama, including German Lieder by Richard Strauss, and Russian Romances by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.

At the age of 24, Will Thomas is a young classical singer of enormous potential. In 2017, whilst continuing his studies on the prestigious Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music, he sang with the Monteverdi Choir at the BBC proms. In 2018 he joined the Glyndebourne chorus and was selected to cover solo roles at Glydebourne, Garsington and with the Royal Opera.

"At an outstandingly exciting finale to the 63rd Ferrier Competition held at Wigmore Hall on 27th April 2018, 1st Prize was awarded to WILLIAM THOMAS, the youngest competitor to reach the final rounds. His finals programme included an operatic aria by Rossini as well as works by Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky, Poulenc and Katie Moss."