• Born 1983
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British violinist Thomas Gould attended the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied with György Pauk. He has developed a flexible style and a highly varied repertoire as he moves between concert halls and jazz clubs, playing both the standard classical instrument and the electric violin. In 2009, when he was 25, Gould was named an associate of the Royal Academy of Music. Gould has toured with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and performed in concerts with, among many other ensembles, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Britten Sinfonia, the Sinfonietta Riga, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the London-based Aurora Orchestra, with whom he performed and recorded Nico Muhly's Seeing Is Believing for Decca, using a six-string electric violin. He has collaborated as a soloist with such conductors as John Adams, Thomas Adès, Robin Ticciati, Paul Daniel, Nicholas Collon, and Edward Gardner, and performed chamber music with Alasdair Beatson, Danny Driver, Adrian Brendel, Oliver Coates, and the Nash Ensemble. Gould has also played with Brad Mehldau, Radiohead, Rufus Wainwright, and Sigur Rós, enjoying his status as a genre-crossing violinist, and he was a member of the swing quintet Man Overboard until 2016. He has recorded for Albion, Edition Classics, Harmonia Mundi, Champs Hill Records, Omnibus Classics, and Pavilion Records.