David H. Thomas, Clarinetist
David has played principal clarinet with the Columbus Symphony since 1989. He has been a soloist with the CSO numerous times, including critically acclaimed performances of Mozart's K622 Concerto, Rossini's Introduction, Theme and Variations, and Debussy's Première Rhapsodie. He was a featured soloist on the CSO Showcase CD.

He has lived in the same house in Clintonville since 1990, where he enjoyes gardening, caring for his two cats, and jogging along Northmoore Park and the Park of Roses. During Summer he bikes to the North Market along the Olentangy River bike path.

He enjoys travel, and has been to France, Germany, Taiwan, China and Tibet. Bike tours were often part of these trips. Recently, he spent several summers performing with the AIMS festival orchestra in Graz, Austria, during which he also visited Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Northern Italy. He once stayed a week at a remote Victorian resort hotel by a small lake in the Italian Alps. He hiked  during the day, and played clarinet in the evenings in exchange for room and board.

In 2003 he had an addition built onto the back of his 1925 house, creating a sunny great room to overlook the idyllic back yard. In 2007, a 1919 McPhail (Boston) piano was added to the room, making it possible to hold soirée chamber music concerts for about 20 guests.

As a hobby he enjoys photography.  He also collects rare and antique American quilts.
David H. Thomas

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