Matthew Thomas Show Notes

Bass Matthew Thomas is a graduate of the ANU School of Music and the Opera School of the Sydney Conservatorium.
As a soloist Matthew has been engaged by companies including Melbourne Opera, Opera Australia, Opera Queensland, Victorian Opera, Opera Australia and Tokyo Experimental Opera.

On the concert platform he has appeared with Sydney Philharmonic Choirs, The Arcko Symphonic Project, Melbourne Bach Choir, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Opera and the Ho Chi Minh Symphony.

From 2009 to 2012 he was a member of the Melbourne-based vocal ensemble Aria Co and performing with them as part of the art-music cabaret programs at venues including the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Recital Centre.

He has been a finalist in numerous national singing competitions most recently being the 2013 Acclaim Awards which enabled him to undertake intensive studies and performances in Italy, firstly in Jesi and secondly at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala, in Milan.

In  2005  in  recognition  of  his  outstanding  contribution  to  the  cultural  industries  he  was  the  ACT  recipient  of  the Young Australian of the Year Award.