Thomson moved from Washington State to Los Angeles in 2005 to continue his musical studies in cello and immediately began performing, recording, and teaching professionally. As a chamber musician, he has participated in the Fischoff and Coleman Chamber Music Competitions and has received instruction from the Kronos, St. Lawrence, Brentano, Avalon, Lafayette, and Penderecki quartets. He has played in master classes at the Banff Centre under Aldo Parisot and Shauna Rolston, as well as in other locations in the classes of Raphael Wallfisch, Nathaniel Rosen, and Pieter Wiespelwey.
Internationally, Thomson has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United Kingdom, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, South Korea, and China. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Azusa Pacific University since 2008 and has taught at Education Through Music—LA, Diamond Bar High School, private music academies, as well in a private studio.
Thomson is currently working on a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree at UCLA where he is working with Antonio Lysy. He lives in Monrovia with his wife and enjoys traveling, reading, tennis, and running.
B.M., Central Washington University, William O. Douglas Honors College
M.M., Azusa Pacific UniversityCredentials/Certifications
Artist Certificate, Azusa Pacific University