Thomas Pickering

Recorder, Flute, Harpsichord, Organ

As well as studying for a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, Thomas enjoys a busy schedule filled with exciting performance opportunities. Recent highlights have included playing in the Royal Opera House’s production of ‘Alcina’, ENO's Olivier Award winning production of ‘Noye’s Fludde’, The Early Opera Company's production of 'Venus and Adonis', and touring with Opera North as their Principal Recorder player for a production of ‘The Greek Passion’.

He has toured across Austria, Switzerland, Germany and the UK as a member of the critically acclaimed ensemble Apollo's Cabinet, playing recorder, baroque flute and harpsichord. Recent successes of theirs include winning both the International Göttingen Handel Competition 2022 in Germany and the Maurizio Pratola International Early Music Competition 2022 in Italy.

He has also successfully auditioned and completed the Wigmore Hall’s Chamber Tots scheme, leading educational workshops for toddlers and young children. He has run workshops for the Royal Opera House's 'Family Sundays' series and is currently the principal recorder teacher of Young Music Makers based in North London.