Thomas Van Dyck joins the New England Conservatory double bass faculty beginning in Fall 2018. Thomas has been a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's double bass section since January 2013. An avid chamber musician and recipient of the Maurice Schwarz Prize at Tanglewood and the Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Prize, he has played chamber music at the Mostly Mozart Festival, New York City's Town Hall and Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Harvard University's Houghton Library chamber music series, Bay Chamber Concerts in Rockport, Maine and Kingston Chamber Music Festival in Rhode Island, among many others. He is a frequent guest with the Boston Chamber Music Society and has collaborated with the Borromeo, Ying, Lydian and Parker String Quartets.
Thomas was a founding member of A Far Cry and is a member of East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO). A former member of the New World Symphony, he has played with the San Francisco Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and San Diego Symphony. Thomas received his bachelor’s degree at Rice University studying with Paul Ellison and his master’s at Boston University with Ed Barker.
In addition to enjoying a diverse performing career, he has been a guest teacher at NEC, San Francisco Conservatory, Boston University, and the Hartt School of Music, and a faculty member at the Longy School of Music and Boston Conservatory.