“A boundary-blurring composer and improviser” – Gramophone Magazine

Fred Thomas is an ECM artist and one of London’s most sought after multi-instrumentalists and composer/arranger/producers, known for his breadth of musical styles as well as for specialising in creative re-interpretations of J.S. Bach. He has appeared all over the world, performing in venues such as Berlin Philarmonic, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Wiener Konzerthaus, Southbank Centre and Teatro Liceo. Having appeared on both the jazz and classical labels, his ECM New Series debut was “Three or One”, 24 pieces by Bach transcribed for trio and solo piano by Thomas himself. 

Born in 1985 of British and Argentinian background, Thomas has collaborated with a huge variety of artists including Brian Eno, Yo-Yo Ma, Hilary Hahn, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Jordi Savall, Rachel Podger, Meredith Monk, Jarvis Cocker, Abel Selaocoe, Lianne Le Havas, Gerry Hemingway, Elizabeth Kenny, Jill Feldman, Lucy Crowe, Roderick Williams, Ethan Iverson, Larry Grenadier, Benoît Delbecq, Shabaka Hutchings, The Magic Lantern, Tamara Stefanovich, Alice Zawadzki, Leo Abrahams, Kadialy Kouyate, Olivia Chaney and Kees Boeke. With a discography of over fifty albums across various genres, his arrangements and transcriptions are published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen. 

Having started to play classical piano at the age of five, Thomas went on to study jazz piano and composition at the Royal Academy of Music. He works regularly as Musical Director at Shakespeare’s Globe and teaches at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. As a producer, Thomas has overseen albums for labels such as Warner Classics and his recent compositions were performed internationally and at the Royal Opera House. 




Three or One (ECM New Series)

Dance Suites (J.S. Bach)

Dick Wag: a Tribute to Richard Wagner (feat. Benoit Delbecq & Ewan Bleach)

Abel Selaocoe

Polyphonic Jazz Band

Spinning Threads


JS Banjo

Abel Selaocoe

Martin Speake/Ethan Iverson Quartet

Ruth Bruckner & Fred Thomas

The Beguilers

Elina Duni

Alice Zawadzki Trio

The Magic Lantern

Sands Films


F-IRE Collective

Thomas Duo

Monk Spent Youth

Phelan Burgoyne Group

Kadialy Kouyate/Fred Thomas Duo


Chantilly Codex

Fred Thomas Jazz Trio

Mor Karbasi 

Lisa Knapp

Alex Bonney/Fred Thomas Duo

Jiri Slavik/Fred Thomas Duo

Basquiat Strings

Fly Agaric

F-IRE Klang Codex

Fred Thomas/Oren Marshall Duo

Sister Mary & the Choir Boys

Barnaby Keen 

Clara Sanabras

El Ultimo Tango

Ensemble Nuevo Tango

Fernando Egozcue



Brain Eno, YoYo Ma, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Jordi Savall, Jarvis Cocker, Larry Grenadier, Ethan Iverson, Elina Duni, Tamara Stefanovich, Abel Selaocoe, Elizabeth Kenny, Leo Abrahams, Benoit Delbecq, Liam Noble, Elysian Quartet, Jeanne Added, Mor Karbasi, Native Dancer, Adriano Adewale, Kammer Klang, Phil Robson, Mark Lockheart, Jason Yarde, Maurizio Ravalico, Julian Siegel, Zac Gvi, The Memory Band, Christine Tobin, Byron Wallen, Liam Byrne, Mamadou Sarr, Resonance FM, BBC, CBSO, Seb Rochford, Kit Downes, Pete Flood, Alice Zawadzki, Phaedra Ensemble.



Trinity Laban

Chichester University

Prague Academy of Performing Arts

Barbican Centre

Brno Academy

Teachers: Dave Holland, John Taylor, Avishai Cohen, Marc Copland, Fred Hersch, Pete Churchill, Barak Schmool, Oren Marshall, Gerard Presencer, Gwilym Simcock, Huw Warren, Billy Jenkins, Newton Armstrong.



Abel Selaocoe

Elina Duni

The Magic Lantern

Barnaby Keen

Quest Ensemble


Alice Zawadzki

Lily Luca

The Beguilers

Adam Beattie

Garance Louis

Ellie Rose Rusbridge

Rhia Parker

Miranda Joy



Shakespeare’s Globe (MD)

The National Theatre

Filter Theatre

Everyman Theatre

Aldeburgh Festival

Spanish National Dance Company

The Yard Theatre


Greenwich Dance Agency



‘J.S. Bach – 39 Chorale Preludes’ published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen

‘10 Bach Fugues for String Quartet, Volumes I and II’ – Spartan Press