David Thomas

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Professorial Staff - Oboe

Area of work

Wind, Brass & Percussion Department

Contact details


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Music, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JF

Email: [email protected]

Phone One: +44 (0)20 8305 4444


David Thomas studied with Terence Macdonagh at the Royal College of Music and also with David Theodore. On leaving college, he took up his first appointment as Assistant Principal Oboe with the Halle Orchestra. After sixteen months David left Manchester to join the BBC Symphony Orchestra, initially as Co Principal Oboe, later becoming Principal Oboe. He is currently in his fifteenth season as Principal Oboe with the Royal Opera House Orchestra. David has always been busy as a guest player with the major London Orchestras and frequently appears with chamber groups and as a soloist. David is a founder member of the Bacchus Trio.

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