Violinist Thomas Cosbey, Concertmaster of the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra since 2007, began his career with the Regina Symphony Orchestra and later served as Principal Second Violin of Sinfonia Toronto. In his most recent solo appearance he performed Moazart’s A major violin concerto with the Thunder Bay Symphony; he has also been featured with the Regina Symphony Orchestra, the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, and Sinfonia Toronto. As a chamber musician he has collaborated in concert with Gwen Hoebig, Paul Katz, Marc Durand, Steve Dann, and others.
Growing up in Regina, Thomas’s first studies were with Ernest Kassian, and later with Dr. Howard Leyton-Brown, former Concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra. Though he has had the pleasure of studying briefly with a number of wonderful teachers, including Pinchas Zukerman, Lorand Fenyves and Mark Fewer, his formative studies were completed at the Glenn Gould School with violinist Erika Raum.