A French-born pianist, ist, and composer, Thomas is fifteen
years old. He studies piano with Katalin Lukacs, and improvisation
with Christopher Cook, and composition with UCSD's Richard Snow.
For the past two years he has been awarded mention as an Emerging
Composer at the New York Art Ensemble's young composer competition.
Thomas is the first-place winner of the San Diego AGO scholarship
Thomas picked up his first guitar at age 6, and his first compositions
date from 2007 and were written for the guitar. In September 2008,
he conducted the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra in a performance of
his "Fugue for 4 Guitars in E major". In addition to the
guitar, Thomas has written music in styles ranging from medieval
to contemporary for both symphonic and chamber ensembles. Thomas'
improvisations on blues and jazz (guitar), Eastern scales (guitar,
), and medieval modes (piano, ) have inspired him on his
In February 2009, Thomas' String Quartet No. 2 T14 was awarded
the prize of "Emerging Composer" in New York Art Ensemble's
young composer competition. Thomas has recently entered his "Toccata
and Interruptions T19" in the National Association of Composers,
USA - San Francisco Bay Area's composer competition. Thomas' strongest
contemporary influences are Olivier Messiaen, Charles Tournemire,
and his teachers Dana Reason Myers, Katalin Lukacs and Richard Snow.
His goal is to study at the Conservatoire Superieur National de
Musique of Paris, and to be be part of the great French tradition
by being ist of the grand orgue at Notre-Dame Cathedral in
Paris. In his free time, Thomas enjoys bird-watching, practicing
tai chi sword, and playing soccer.