Thomas Isaac joins the Belfast-based orchestra from Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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The Ulster Orchestra has announced the appointment of Thomas Isaac as its new section leader cellist. Isaac takes up the role having served five years as co-principal cellist with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO).

’We warmly welcome Thomas, and wish him every success,’ the orchestra said on social media.

Isaac studied at the University for Arts, Bremen, followed by postgraduate studies at London’s Royal Academy of Music with Christoph Richter, as recipient of the Guilhermina Suggia Scholarship.

In addition to his orchestral work with BSO, Issac has also performed as principal cello with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and participated in the London Symphony Orchestra string scheme during the 2017-18 season. As a baroque cellist, Isaac has played continuo in the Royal Academy/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantata Series.

His solo engagements have included appearances at the Musique en Re Festival, Shanghai International Cello Festival, concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall and the Tivoli Festival Copenhagen, and chamber music by Colin Matthews at the BBC Proms, broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

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