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Thomas Nikora

Thomas grew up in Masterton and attended Makoura College where he was awarded the school's top Kia Manawanui award. An accomplished pianist, playing since the age of 10, Thomas gained his LTCL certificate with Merit in 2010. He is currently completing his Bachelor of Music at the Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music studying piano under Jian Liu. Previous teachers include Angela Cook and Judith Clarke. 

Alongside his BMus. Studies Thomas has performed concerts all over New Zealand from Dunedin to Hamilton and also further afield in the USA. He has also been a soloist with the Nelson Symphony Orchestra and Masterton Community Orchestra. In October 2015 Thomas performed Rachmaninoff's piano concerto No.2 with the Tawa Community Orchestra.

Thomas is certainly not a new face in choir circles having sung with Orpheus Choir,
​Nota Bene and Victoria Voices. He is the regular accompanist for Festival Singers and conducted several items on their recent C.D. "People of the Light".

Thomas' musical interests include musical theatre, opera, late Romantic composers and contemporary works. He balances his love for music with interests in computer gaming and role playing

Monday nights - Starts 11 February from 7:30-9:30pm

The Tawa Orchestra is a community orchestra that attracts players of all ages and walks of life. No audition required – minimum standard Grade V. You will learn the dynamics of being part of a full orchestra including rehearsal techniques, sectionals, and performance. The Tawa Orchestra will perform at least 3 concerts throughout the year and may include collaborations with other community groups and visiting artists. New members can join at any time.

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