Richard Thomas studied at the University of Wales, the Royal Academy of Music and the Schola Cantorum, Switzerland. As part of his Master of Arts degree, Richard undertook research into the William Shaw Silver State Trumpets housed in the Jewel House, at the Tower of London.
As well as being a regular performer at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London Richard can be heard on the film sound tracks for Shrek III, The Golden Age and Bedtime Stories.
Richard is a founder member and director the acclaimed sackbut and cornett ensemble QuintEssential as well as a founder member of waits band The City Musick. Richard also teaches cornetto and natural trumpet at the Royal College of Music and the Dartington International Summer School.