Sat, 16 Oct | Zoom

VaCO Clarinet Masterclass with Thomas Verity

We're delighted to welcome Thomas Verity, Principal Clarinet of the Welsh National Opera, as part of our autumn series of online masterclasses. This masterclass is designed for students under the age of 25 and Grade 7+ standard. Observers of any standard welcome.
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VaCO Clarinet Masterclass with Thomas Verity

Time & Location

16 Oct 2021, 09:00 – 16:00 BST

About The Event

Cost: £50 Participants (limited to six places) & £10 Observers

Each participant will be able to access:-

  • 40 minute dedicated slot to give them the opportunity to work with Thomas on a one to one basis on repertoire or orchestral excerpts of their choosing
  • Access and opportunity to contribute to Thomas's sessions where he'll cover a range of orchestral excerpts and a group Klezmer class where students will learn some tunes and ornamentation!

We hope you can join us for what will be an inspiring day with Thomas!

Thomas’s career spans orchestral performance, chamber music, solo recitals and recording projects. He also enjoys teaching and outreach work, as well as composition and improvisation.

Thomas is principal clarinet with Welsh National Opera, and has performed as guest principal with orchestras including the Philharmonia, Royal Opera House, Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Royal Northern Sinfonia. He was a member of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for seven years, followed by a year as Associate Clarinet with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London.

Chamber music highlights include working with Stephen Hough in a quintet concert in The Music Room (Liverpool Philharmonic Hall), and with the Heath Quartet (described by the BBC as ‘a performance of blazing intensity’). Other appearances have included Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, and St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Piccadilly and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Thomas’s recording of Peter Hope’s Clarinet Sonata (a work he also commissioned) was described as “sensitive and polished” (American Record Guide).

And on a completely different note, Thomas plays with Klezmer-ish (, a classical / world music fusion quartet. Performances have included repeat visits to The Music Room (Liverpool Philharmonic Hall), Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and London’s Green Note. The group were featured artists on BBC Radio 3’s ‘World on Three’, and their albums Music of the Travellers and Dusty Road (Riverboat Records) have been described as ‘note perfect’ (Songlines) and ‘a joyous combination of playfulness and precision’ (The Times).

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