Growing up surrounded by classical music, Thomas was immediately captivated by the violin once he started taking lessons at the age of ten. Following completion of studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in 2013, Thomas assumed the role of concertmaster of the Mississauga Symphony Youth Orchestra in its inaugural season. Currently, Thomas is a member of the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, where he has played for four years.
A proponent of the need to support a strong community arts scene, Thomas has played at numerous events with the Dufferin-Peel District School Board and performed at recitals and private celebrations.
Interested in pedagogy, Thomas has acquired considerable experience in both violin instruction and student facilitation, not least of which was his recent role as a peer mentor at the University of Toronto, Mississauga, where he studies Chemistry and Molecular Biology. Thomas joined Lowe’s School of Music in 2017 and actively hopes to communicate his passion for playing the violin with his students. Inspired by the musicianship of the violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, Thomas recognizes the need for dedication in the pursuit of excellence but likewise believes that growth requires the continual re-discovery of one’s musical interests, touting not only classical music but also heavy metal, jazz and electronica as personal influences.