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20/2/2012

Since returning from his year long exchange to London in July, Thomas Friberg has expanded his involvement in the Perth music scene. While studying physics and mechanical engineering at the University of Western Australia, Thomas has recently taken up the role of General Manager of the Giovanni Consort. His involvement with a new Perth group called OperaBox also resulted in his being cast as Marcello in La Boheme and also as Guglielmo in a sold out season of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte. Thomas has further pursued his operatic aspirations having recently sung his first opera for 2012 as part of the West Australian Opera Chorus. Soon after arriving back in Perth, Thomas sang with the Perth Undergraduate Choral Society as a soloist alongside WA Opera star Katja Webb.

While taking his exchange year at University College London, in his spare time, Thomas sang regularly with elite youth choral groups such as the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, the Rodolfus choir, Laudibus and weekly with the Chapel Choir of Kings College London. This brief but fruitful exposure in London has led to solo experiences across the country. Before leaving the country in mid-July, Thomas played the role of Figaro in the King's College London production of the Marriage of Figaro and also the role of Pilate in a period production of Bach's St John's Passion. Soon after leaving, Thomas sang bass solos in a performance of the Monteverdi Vespers with the Oxford Bach Choir in the Sheldonian Theatre. He will return to London in July to sing with the NYCGB as part of the 2012/13 Prom series in Royal Albert Hall.

While there was much choral musical involvement in the United Kingdom, the majority of Thomas's solo musical experience comes from his education and participation within his hometown of Perth, Australia. As well as being a Lay Clerk of St George's Cathedral, Thomas performs regularly with The Giovanni Consort and the St George's Cathedral Consort, more recently performing Tallis' Spem in Alium with renowned UK group I Fagiolini in the Perth Concert Hall as part of the Perth International Arts Festival. Thomas's musical experience as a baritone stems from his involvement at St George's Cathedral as a treble and then at Christ Church Grammar school where he received the inaugural vocal scholarship. In 2007 he subsequently achieved a perfect TEE performance score and was a soloist in the performing arts perspectives at His Majesty's theatre. Shortly afterwards, Thomas worked as a guest artist with the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (MetSO). Thomas has been under the guidance of James Clayton (2005,2008), Phillip Murray (2006-2007), Anthea Moller (2008-2010), Megan Sutton (2010), Robert Rice (2010-11 London) and Jolanta Nagajek (2011-2012).

Updated: 20/02/2012
For a copy of Thomas's Resume with references, please Contact Thomas.

12/10/11

Thomas Friberg has spent his last year in London as part of a yearlong study exchange from the University of Western Australia.While studying physics and mechanical engineering at University College London, Thomas sang regularly with elite youth choral groups such as the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, the Rodolfus choir, Laudibus and weekly with the Chapel Choir of Kings College London. This brief but fruitful exposure in London has led to solo experiences across the country. Before leaving the country in mid-July, Thomas played the role of Figaro in the King’s College London's production of the Marriage of Figaro and also the role of Pilate in a period production of Bach’s St John’s Passion. Soon after leaving, Thomas sang bass solos in a performance of the Monteverdi Vespers with the Oxford Bach Choir in the Sheldonian Theatre.

While there has been much choral musical involvement in the United Kingdom since arriving in August, the majority of Thomas's solo musical experience comes from his education and participation within his hometown of Perth, Australia.  As well as being a Lay Clerk of St George's Cathedral, Thomas performs regularly with The Giovanni Consort and the St George's Cathedral Consort, more recently performing Arvo Part's Passio with the Hilliard Ensemble at the Perth Concert Hall. Earlier in the 2009 Consort series, he sang all bass solos in the Consort’s Dixit Dominus and Come ye sons of art concert. Thomas’s musical experience as a baritone stems from his involvement at St George’s Cathedral as a treble and then at Christ Church Grammar school where he received the inaugural vocal scholarship. In 2007 he subsequently achieved a perfect TEE performance score and was a soloist in the performing arts perspectives at His Majesty’s theatre. Shortly afterwards, Thomas worked as a guest artist with the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (MetSO). Thomas has been under the guidance of James Clayton (2005,2008), Phillip Murray (2006-2007), Anthea Moller (2008-2010), Megan Sutton (2010), Robert Rice (2010-11 London) and Jolanta Nagajek (2011-2012).

This year Thomas resumes his role at St George’s Cathedral, singing alongside WA opera chorus members on a weekly basis. Despite not formally studying music in Perth, Thomas is in pursuit of new solo roles when having arrived back in Perth. Most recently, sang with the Perth Undergraduate Choral Society as a soloist alongside WA Opera star Katja Webb.

For a copy of Thomas's Resume with references, please Contact Thomas.

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