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Thomas Watmough

Artist profile

Clarinet (Sub-Principal)/Principal E-flat Clarinet of the London Philharmonic Orchestra


B♭/A clarinet Zenit


“The Zenith is the finest clarinet I’ve ever owned. Uebel are uncompromising in the quality of the wood, how they age and select it, and in the craftsmanship of the jewel-like keywork.”


Thomas studied the clarinet at The Purcell School and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. After several years as a freelancer working with many of the British orchestras (particularly with the LPO), he spent nine years as a member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra before finally joining the LPO in September 2014. He recorded many of the principal clarinet cornerstones of the orchestral repertoire while with the RPO, and Schubert's Shepherd on the Rock for EMI.

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