Thomas Triesschijn (The Netherlands, 1992), began his musical studies with choral and recorder lessons at the age of seven with Willem Blonk. In 2005, he was admitted to the School for Young Talent (SfYT) to study with Dorothea Winter at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. There, he combined music education and performance experience with his secondary school studies. In 2010, the same year he graduated from the SfYT, Thomas was one of the four finalists in the Dutch national finals of the “Eurovision Young Musicians Competition 2010” where he appeared on national television (NPS) as a soloist with Holland Symfonia, conducted by Otto Tausk. In April 2011, Thomas won first prize during the finals of the “Princess Christina Competition” in Rotterdam. After earning a Bachelor of Music from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, studying with Dorothea Winter, he completed his master’s degree in 2016 at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht with Heiko ter Schegget.
Thomas focuses on the performance of both early and contemporary music. Composers like Wilbert Bulsink, Patrick van Deurzen and Quinn Jacobs have written pieces for him. He has performed all over Europe and worked with ensembles and conductors such as Les Talens Lyrique and Christophe Rousset, Peter van Heyghen, Erik van Nevel, Wim Steinmann, Otto Tausk and Charles Toet. In May 2014, he participated in the opera- and DVD-production of “La troupe d’Orphée” with Vox Luminis and Opera2Day conducted by Hernán Schvartzman. He has performed at various distinguished music festivals such as the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam (2010 & 2011), the International Chamber Music Festival of Janine Jansen in Utrecht (2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 & 2017) and the Bachfestival Dordrecht (2018). He also regularly performs in the Classic Express, the world’s only mobile concert hall. Along with his performing activities, he is active as a recorder teacher. In 2011 Thomas played the main role in “The Violet Hour”, a short film directed by Felix van Cleeff.
In 2011, Thomas and harpsichordist Aljosja Mietus formed a duo, and released their debut album “Inspiring Bach” in 2015. Since then their duo expanded to a quartet called The Counterpoints. Next to his performing activities, Thomas works with the Academy of Vocal Arts as a production assistent and solfège teacher, and runs a private teaching studio for recorder lessons.