Amy Thomas

Tutti Viola

Amy was born in Nottingham, and grew up in Somerset. She took up the violin age 5 after watching her mum teach the instrument but she tried the viola at 16 and never looked back.

Amy had lessons with Tricia Noall until she was 18 when she went on to study with Matthew Souter at the Royal Academy of Music. Prior to joining the CBSO she freelanced in London and around the UK and was a member of the Southbank Sinfonia.

In 2009 Amy joined the CBSO as Tutti Viola. Her highlights so far have been “any Richard Strauss with Andris”.

Outside of the CBSO Amy is a member of The Stringcredibles, a string quartet of CBSO musicians inspiring creativity, supporting instrumental learning and connecting children to culture.