Thomas Pitt – cello

After graduating with honours from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Thomas Pitt went to The Netherlands to study with Wouter Möller at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam. He was awarded the soloists diploma in 1998.

After graduating Thomas has built up a busy performing and recording career, working as solo-cellist with groups such as Concerto Copenhagen (Lars Ulrik Mortensen), Ensemble 1700, The Academy of Ancient Music, the Gabrieli Consort (Paul Mc Creesh) and The English Concert. He has worked as soloist and director with the Polish group Arte dei Suonatori, and is active as a chamber musician on numerous significant international stages with The Amsterdam String Quartet, Baroque Fever, Magnetic North Orchestra and others.

Since 2005 he has worked at the Royal Danish Music Conservatory as teacher of baroque cello, chamber music and performance practice and in 2007 he became the head of the Early Music department at this same conservatorium. Thomas also gives summer schools; most recently he was the initiator and artistic coordinator of the Haydn Summer School 2009 held at the Royal Danish Academy of Music.