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David Thomas

Professorial Staff - Oboe


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

Tel: +44 (0)20 8305 4444


Area of Work

Wind, Brass & Percussion Department


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 Hallé 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.