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Thomas
Hobbs

Thomas Hobbs, Tenor

Born in Exeter, Thomas Hobbs studied at the Royal College of Music under Neil Mackie, where he was awarded the RCM Peter Pears and Mason scholarships, and at the Royal Academy of Music under Ryland Davies, where he held a Kohn Bach Scholarship in addition to a full entrance scholarship. He was also awarded a Susan Chilcott Scholarship and has been made a Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist. He was named an Associate Artist of the Classical Opera Company from the 2010/11 season.

Thomas has performed and recorded with many leading ensembles including The Cardinall's Musick, The Tallis Scholars, I Fagiolini, The Sixteen, Polyphony, Ensemble Plus Ultra, Ex-Cathedra and the Dunedin Consort, with whom he has recorded Handel Acis and Galatea and Bach B minor Mass to critical acclaim. He works frequently with the Stuttgart Kammerchor, the Bach Akademie Stuttgart, and with Philippe Herreweghe and his acclaimed ensemble Collegium Vocale Gent. He was also a member of the prestigious Academie at the Aix en Provence Festival.

In demand for his concert work, recent performances have included Bach St Matthew Passion; the title role in Handel Joshua; and Handel Messiah and Bach B Minor Mass with Le Concert Lorrain; Alessandro Il re pastore with Classical Opera; Beethoven Mass in C; and debuts with the Bournemouth Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony and Royal Scottish National Orchestras.

Future engagements include further tours with Collegium Vocale, concerts with the Dunedin Consort, B Minor Mass with Akademie fur Alte Musik, his debut with the Northern Sinfonia, and Monteverdi Orfeo with the Academy of Ancient Music.

March 2017


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