Vancouver-born flutist Thomas Law is an enthusiastic freelance flutist and piccoloist in Vancouver. An active and avid chamber musician, Thomas has collaborated with groups of all sizes and instrumentation, performing (and premiering) music ranging from the classical repertoire, contemporary avant-garde, world-jazz fusion and film/video game score genres. Across western B.C., he has freelanced most notably with the Victoria Symphony, Symphony 21, Kamloops Symphony, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, West Coast Symphony, Vancouver Philharmonic and Victoria Bach Ensemble.
As a soloist, Thomas is a frequent recitalist and has performed concertos with the Victoria Bach Ensemble, Greater Youth Victoria Orchestra and the Victoria Conservatory of Music Young Artist Showcase. Thomas is thankful to have received prizes, awards and scholarships from the BC Arts Council, B.C. Provincials Festival, Kiwanis Festival (Vancouver), Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival, Greater Youth Victoria Orchestra, Victoria Conservatory of Music and Capilano University.
Equally passionate in teaching as he is performing, Thomas works closely with students ranging from ages 8 to 80+. He currently teaches at several studios in the Vancouver and North Vancouver areas. He has previously served as an instructor at the St. James Music Academy and is currently a part of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra's Connects teaching artist program. He also coaches band flute sections in clinics in the Saanich, Sidney and Vancouver areas.
Thomas seeks to inspire students to be independent, inquisitive and joyous learners while equipping them with practical tools to facilitate musical and technical obstacles.
Thomas has a certificate in Flute Pedagogy and Literature from the Victoria Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music (Flute Performance) from the University of Victoria.
He is currently a candidate at the University of British Columbia, working towards his Masters in Music in Flute Performance.
Extended summer studies has allowed him to work with: Marina Piccinini, Paula Robison, Lorna McGhee, William Bennett and Susan Hoeppner.