Thomas Wormitt

Photo: Ben Glauss Photography

Thomas Wormitt, born 1983 in the German town of Mönchengladbach, has been studying since 2004 at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. He started out with studying the flute as an apprentice of Prof. Gunhild Ott, followed by the study of traverso under the instruction of Michael Schmidt-Casdorff, and since 2013 Generalbass (harpsichord, organ) with Prof. Christian Rieger. Numerous masterclasses and academies enriched his musical education. Thomas focuses on performance practice, and after extensively studying music of different eras, including numerous first performances, he now dedicates himself to early music and period performance practice.

After several awards at the German “Jugend musiziert” competition, he won a scholarship “jeunesse modern” and the 1. Folkwangpreis “Konzeptkonzert” in 2007. In 2009, he won a scholarship for the “LiveMusicNow” programme and was registered with his flute trio “Trio Werethina” at the “Folkwang.AGENTUR”. In 2012, he co-founded the early music ensemble “Les Visionnaires”. In 2013 the group was nominated for the Berlin Bach Competition and was awarded the Gebrüder Graun-Preis at the international competition in Bad Liebenwerda. As a harpsichord player he could win the Folkwangpreis competition a second time with the project „Max, der Spatz“. With the newCicerone Ensemble he could attain the semifinal of int. Van Wassenaer Concours, Utrecht, and win the scholarship of the German Music Competition (DMW). He will be part of the 2016/17 selection young artists concerts bei the German music council. In June 2015 they won the advancement award of the Köhler-Osbahr-Foundation.

Concert tours took him to Brazil, India, throughout Europe and to some of the important concert halls in Germany. He participated in several youth orchestras and rounded his ensemble experience off in well-known Orchestras like “Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest”, „Harmonie Universelle“ and “Cappella Coloniensis”. As a soloist, he appeared with the Aachen Symphony Orchestra, contemporary music ensemble “Folkwang.modern” and the Orchestra of the Folkwang University of the Arts.