Sunday Classics – Spring Summer 2022 – Thomas Kelly


The Parish of St James and St Basil


St James' & St Basil's Church

Fenham Hall Drive, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9XP

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, GB, NE4 9XP

An hour of Schubert, Chopin, Brahms and Meitner

Thomas Kelly was born in 1998 and studied at The Purcell School for 2 years from 2015. He was taught by Andrew Ball at The Purcell School and since then has carried on this relationship through his current studies at the Royal College of Music.

Thomas has been fortunate enough to play in a variety of venues including the Fazioli Hall in Sacile, St Martin in the Fields and twice at the Wigmore Hall. After winning The Purcell School Concerto Prize, he performed the Brahms Second Concerto at Cadogan Hall, conducted by Moritz Gnann March 2018.

In August 2017, Thomas participated in the Pianale International Piano Competition in Germany where he won the EMCY prize, Senior Jury Prize and the privilege to a recital in Bayreuth in July 2018. Other competition success includes First prize at the BPSE Intercollegiate Beethoven Competition 2019 and First prize at the RCM Kendall Taylor Beethoven Competition 2019.