Classically trained Cellist with Conservatory education and Master's Degree. Based in Tampa Bay, Mikel Thomas is an accomplished prize winning performer of various styles of music. Mr. Thomas is available for ceremonies and parties of any size, and can provide solo, duo (violin cello), string trio, piano trio (violin, cello, piano) or string quartet.
Mikel was professional, kept good contact with me, and spent time discussing my preferences prior to the event. He played at my wedding ceremony and for the hour afterward during cocktails. He did a fantastic job, played beautifully. I have received many compliments from guests about Mikel's performance. It was the perfect touch to my special day, I was so happy to have had play. His price was more than fair, he was prompt, courteous to all he greeted, and I highly recommend this gentleman for your event!
Amazing performance. He was on time, played flawlessly, very kind, and even answered questions that my daughter had for him. She enjoyed the performance very much. Overall, great performance.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Languages: English, German
A Texas native, Mikel Thomas received his Bachelor's of Music for The Boston Conservatory. While in Boston, he was featured as principal cellist of the Boston Conservatory Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Thomas performed the New York premier of John Mallia's "Dodo" to acclaim, and subsequently performed the work at both The Boston Conservatory and The New England Conservatory.
Mr. Thomas is currently completing his Master's of Music degree at the University of South Florida where he is a member of the highly prestigious President's Piano Trio. He performs locally throughout the Bay Area to high praise. Recently he was featured on charity concerts for Metropolitan Ministries and for If Music Be The Food. He has also been heard performing on WUSF NPR 89.7.
As a soloist, Mr. Thomas was first prize winner of the Texas Tech Festival Concerto Competition, and the Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony Concerto Competition.
Outside of the classical cannon, Mr. Thomas has experience in jazz (via Berklee College of Music in Boston) and with the Trans Siberian Orchestra.
He has performed in masterclasses for Carol Ou, Alban Gerhardt, and Catharina Meints. His primary teachers are Alexander Ezerman, Rhonda Rider, and Scott Kluksdahl.
Past Booked Events
|October 18, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 03, 2014||Religious Celebration|
|February 08, 2014||Birthday Party|
Complete list available upon request
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