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Bach to Parker
Johann Sebastian Bach - Dai Fujikura - Anna Meredith - Nico Muhly - Graham Williams - Nimrod Borenstein - Ewan Campbell - Aziza Sadikova - Mark Bowden - John Hawkins

Bach to Parker

Thomas Gould

Label: Champs Hill
Format: CD
Barcode: 5060212590800
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Catalog number: CHRCD 078
Releasedate: 15-04-16
- violinist Thomas Gould, born in 1983, is apt to tell interviewers that there is nothing exceptional about his talent. Don’t you believe it. 
Gould has established himself as one of Britain’s leading solo violinists.
 
Violinist Thomas Gould (b. 1983), leader of the Aurora Orchestra and associate leader of the Britten Sinfonia, has established himself as one of Britain’s leading solo violinists. He is as equally at ease playing Bach and Beethoven as he is playing jazz or performing works by the rising young composers featured herein. Mr. Gould joined the swing band Man Overboard in 2011 (their first album All Hands on Deck was a 2013 Champs Hill release). Leading off the album is Bach's Chaconne in D minor, a pinnacle of the violinist’s repertoire; jazz legend Charlie Parker’s ‘Donna Lee’ concludes matters.
Thomas Gould performs as soloist with orchestras worldwide including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, LA Phil New Music Group, Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne and West Australian Symphony Orchestra, collaborating with conductors such as John Adams, Nicholas Collon, Paul Daniel and Robin Ticciati. Leader of Aurora Orchestra and associate leader of Britten Sinfonia, Gould appears as soloist and director with both groups and also collaborates regularly with Sinfonietta Riga. Thomas is a guest concertmaster of London Sinfonietta and Mahler Chamber Orchestra, also appearing in the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. The dedicatee of Nico Muhly’s concerto for six string electric violin Seeing is Believing, Thomas's recording of this work for Decca Classics received widespread critical acclaim. His other releases on Champs Hill Records include two albums with his swing band Man Overboard Quintet and one with the Artea Quartet. For Harmonia Mundi, Thomas has recorded Bach’s The Goldberg Variations (in Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s transcription) directing Britten Sinfonia. In 2014 he signed a four- album contract with Edition Classics. Thomas is an associate of the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with György Pauk, and a former Young Concert Artists Trust (YCAT) winner. He plays a 1782 J.B. Guadagnini violin.