Thomas Carroll


Acclaimed for his inspirational performances and exciting musicianship, Thomas Carroll enjoys a distinguished and varied career as a cellist and, since his conducting debut in the Berlin Philharmonie in 2006, has enjoyed conducting orchestras such as The Northern Sinfonia, VIVA and the Brighton Philharmonic, as well as many orchestras abroad. Together with principals from the London orchestras, he founded the London Beethoven Chamber Orchestra and, in April 2012, was made Artistic Director of the Orpheus Sinfonia, with whom he performed all the Beethoven symphonies during 2012-13 and recorded the orchestra’s first CD, now available on Signum Classics. He has also recently completed a tour of the UK, conducting in most of the country’s major concert halls.


As a concerto soloist, he has performed with orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia and BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and with orchestras abroad including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Chamber and the Bayerische Rundfunk, in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Herkulessaal in Munich and the Lincoln Center, New York.

He has recorded extensively for numerous labels, with music from Bach to Beamish and worked closely with today's leading composers, giving many world premieres, both as cellist and conductor. He is professor of cello at the Royal College of Music and the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music.