Thomas Hooper 2001
Thomas Hooper is a composer, conductor, guitarist and teacher based in Cardiff. He is currently studying for a PhD in Music Composition at Cardiff University under the tutelage of Pedro Faria Gomes, and was awarded the David Evans Prize 2022 on completing his undergraduate studies. He has written works to be performed and/or workshopped by Cardiff University Brass Band, Bargoed Male Voice Choir, Solem Quartet, Fleur de Bray, Mavron Quartet, Harriet Mackenzie and Bloomer Piano Quartet.
Thomas's musical interests mostly revolve around the practicability of neo-romanticism in contemporary music, and he is particularly inspired by Czech composers of the late 19th/early 20th century. His music reflects this in its approach to lyricism and form, whilst also incorporating techniques from both serialism and popular music. As a performer, Thomas was the Musical Director of Cardiff University Concert Orchestra, where he championed rarely performed works by Augusta Holmès, Leoš Janáček and Amanda Maier Röntgen. He also regularly writes solo guitar music for himself to perform.
Ar hyn of bryd mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.