– Musical Director & Conductor, North Bay Symphony
- String School Director
Thomas Jones was born in Sudbury, Ontario where he began his string training with Dr. Metro Kozak. Thomas received a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master of Music in Performance from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. Throughout his studies and professional career, Thomas has collaborated with principal members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic and many more. He has also worked with such celebrated conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, Pierre Boulez, Pinchas Zuckerman, Mstislav Rostropovich and has been a featured double bass soloist in both Canada and the United States.
Thomas maintains a large private studio and directs the Symphony String School in North Bay. He is currently the music director for the North Bay Symphony Orchestra and Gateway Strings. Thomas is a music professor at both Nipissing University and Laurentian University and a very active performer of solo, chamber and orchestral music. He is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician and has been honoured by the Ontario government for outstanding career achievements and many contributions to the community and the province.