Thomas Gould is a solo violinist, chamber musician and leader of two of the UK's most critically acclaimed orchestras, Aurora and Britten Sinfonia. An unusually versatile performer, Gould is a member of swing band Man Overboard and has performed at jazz venues including Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Jazz Club and the Vortex.
Gould has given many premières of new repertoire including Nico Muhly’s concerto for electric violin Seeing is Believing, Mark Bowden’s Lines written a few miles below(a collaboration with Rambert Dance Company) and Joe Duddell’s All Stars Aligned.
In recent seasons Thomas has appeared as soloist with major UK orchestras including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra and the Manchester Camerata. International engagements have included Australian Chamber Orchestra, Camerata Zürich, Kosovo Philharmony and McGill Chamber Orchestra.
He plays a 1782 J.B. Guadagnini violin and a six string electric violin made by John Jordan.