Born in Glasgow, Thomas Walker studied brass at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and singing with Ryland Davies at the Royal College of Music, London.
Thomas has recently sung the title role in a new production by Tobias Kratzer of Rameau “Zoroastre” at the Komische Oper Berlin, Purcell “Fairy Queen” with Stuttgart Opera, Admeto in Gluck “Alceste” at the Ruhr Triennale, Sospiro in Gassmann “L’opéra seria” for La Monnaie, Brussels, title role in Rameau “Platée” for Stuttgart Opera and Don Pedrarias Davila in Peter Sellars’ new production of Purcell “The Indian Queen” for English National Opera. Recent concerts have included Beethoven “Missa Solemnis” on tour with the Orchestra of the 18th Century and Daniel Reuss; title role in Handel “Belshazzar” with the RIAS Kammerchor Berlin and Ottavio Dantone on a European tour including the 2016 Salzburg Festival; Orff “Carmina Burana” at the 2015 BBC Proms; Beethoven “Choral Fantasy” at the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival; “Elijah” with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and McCreesh; Berlioz “L’enfance du Christ” for the Gulbenkian Foundation also with McCreesh and Haydn “Die Schöpfung” with the Belgian B’Rock Orchestra in Amsterdam. He has also sung Britten “Les Illuminations” and “War Requiem”; Stravinsky “Pulcinella”; Meyerbeer “Emma di Resburgo” and Tippett “A Child of our Time” with conductors including Sir Andrew Davis and Jeffrey Tate.
Bach appearances include “St John Passion”, “St Matthew Passion”, both with the OAE and Mark Padmore and the Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh; “Mass in F major” and “Easter Oratorio” with the Orchestra of the 18th Century and Frans Brüggen and “Magnificat” with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen (concert and recording).