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|Covered gut strings: more overtones, lots of color||00h:01m:26s|
Ronald Thomas, Principal Cello of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, talks about trying different strings on a new instrument
Ronald Thomas is Principal Cello of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Thomas is the co-founder and artistic director of the Boston Chamber Music Society with whom he appears regularly and has produced a number of highly acclaimed recordings. Mr. Thomas is the artistic director of Chestnut Hill Concerts and has been involved at Bargemusic in New York City. While he was a member of the Boston Musica Viva and the Aeolian Chamber Players, he premiered countless new works. Thomas has taught at M.I.T., Brown University, Boston Conservatory and Peabody Conservatory. Prior to winning the Young Artists International Auditions at the age of nineteen, he attended the New England Conservatory and the Curtis Institute. His principal teachers were Lorne Munroe, David Soyer, and for early studies, Mary Canberg.