Thomas Hunter, piano
Noted for his “riveting, emotional complexity, ” (Washington Times) award winning pianist, Thomas Hunter has obtained his Doctorate of Music Arts in collaborative piano from the University of Maryland and has previously completed his Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music, London. There, he was named the Somers-Mountfort Scholar and studied with Ian Jones. Thomas has recently performed in England, the USA, Italy and Serbia, at venues and series including Steinway Hall, London, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, The Forge, and The Bath Recital Artists’ Trust, the Miami Summer Music Festival in Florida, Music Academy International in Trentino, Italy, the Columbia Festival for the Arts, and lecture-recitals at the World Piano Conference in Novi Sad, Serbia.
A frequent recipient of awards, scholarships and fellowships, he won first prize in the Sevag and Nairi Balian Concerto Competition in Siena, Italy, first prize in the Montpelier Arts Center Classical Recital Competition, second place in the Rising Star Emerging Artist Competition, held in Columbia, Maryland, USA. He received the Helen Mack Memorial Scholarship at the Aspen Music Festival and School, and was awarded the Charles F. Bruny Fellowship at the Garth Newel Music Center.
While maintaining a great passion for the classics, Thomas is equally at home with new works in various genres. He has performed premieres of in multiple US states and abroad, working with composers such as Evan Meier, Dorian Wallace, William Kenlon, Geoff Sheil, and Tomek Regulski, among others. He has also enjoyed performing in the popular and folk genres, arranging music for unique ensembles, and collaborating with innovative ensembles such as invoke, Boss Company, and the Trifilio Tango Trio.