Can art save us?
I'm not sure if art itself can save us, but it certainly is the only salve that can transport us beyond the often depressing realities of contemporary life
Adelaide-born Thomas Rann has performed as soloist with orchestras including the Melbourne, Adelaide and Queensland Symphony Orchestras and Camerata Menuhin. He has appeared to critical acclaim at diverse venues such as Wigmore Hall, Tonhalle Zurich, Westminster Abbey and the Sydney Opera House.
Visiting Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney since 2011, Thomas co-founded the inaugural ensemble-in-residence at UTS, Australia Piano Quartet (APQ). APQ's activities have included a residency at Shanghai University, collaborations for Sydney Festival and Sydney Opera House (as profiled by ABC 7:30 Report and TedX), and performances for Mauritius Independence Day (Port Louis), and at the Barbican Centre and Wigmore Hall (London).
In December 2019, Thomas appeared as guest musician with Teodor Currentzis' musicAeterna in performances at the Moscow Conservatory and Zaryadye Concert Hall, Moscow. Prior to COVID-19, he was re-engaged by musicAeterna throughout 2020, including performances at the Salzburg Festival, BBC Proms and Carnegie Hall