Thomas Duboski's Biography

A native of New York, violist Thomas Duboski just completed his season of performances with National Arts' Centre Orchestra in Ottawa under the direction of Maestro Pinchas Zukerman. Being a part of this prestigious Institute for Orchestral Studies included several performances in the viola section of National Arts' Centre Orchestra.  Mr. Duboski  also participated in the New York String Orchestra Seminar in 2012, having the privilege to work with renowned chamber musicians such as Sylvia Rosenberg, Peter Lloyd, Bonnie Hampton, Samuel Rhodes, and Kurt Muroki. He has performed in masterclasses for world renowned artists such as cellist of the Tokyo String Quartet, Clive Greensmith, as well as Grammy Award-winning American composer William Bolcom. Thomas is currently a faculty member at the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts.

Other honors of Thomas' include collaborating with world renowned clarinetist Richard Stoltzman and his wife Mika on marimba in Carnegie Hall in May of 2013. He also received the Long Island Philharmonic Agnes Trill Funk Music Scholarship in 2009. He won the American Music Teachers’ League Young Artists Competition with his chamber ensemble with a final performance in Carnegie Hall. Thomas has attended notable music festivals such as the Young Artists' Program at the National Arts' Centre receiving private instruction from Pinchas Zukerman, Patinka Kopec and Grigory Kalinovsky. He also had studies at the Meadowmount School of Music with viola pedagogue Patricia McCarty. While in high school he held principal positions for two years in the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra.

At the conception of Thomas' musical training and artistry he enrolled at the Mannes College for Music Preparatory Division to pursue his studies of the viola. While at Mannes he served as principal violist of the Philharmonia Orchestra.  In the fall of 2009, Thomas began studies with Patinka Kopec at The Manhattan School of Music, where he has served as principal violist of the MSM Philharmonia and Jazz Philharmonic orchestras. He is also the recipient of the President Scholarship and  holds a Bachelor's Degree in Classical Viola Performance. Thomas will continue his graduate studies at the Manhattan School with the anticipation of graduating in the Spring of 2015.

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