THOMAS FLIPPIN blends genres and styles into a refreshing artistic mixture that is distinctly American. Whether he is premiering Juilliard professor Ray Lustig's groundbreaking piece “Figments” on the classical guitar, or performing R&B and Mozart on the theorbo with Broadway star Alicia Hall Moran’s acclaimed Motown Project, or plucking the banjo in the historic revival of the 1920’s opera “Voodoo,” Flippin’s playing has been hailed as "brilliant" (ArtForum International), "lovely" (New York Times), and "virtuosic" (I Care if You Listen).
Based in NYC, Thomas Flippin’s performances have taken him across the world: From the villas of Florence, to the halls of Beijing’s Peking University, to revered American venues such as the Whitney Museum Biennial, the Blue Note Jazz Festival, the 92nd St Y, The Times Center, Le Poisson Rouge, The Kitchen and National Sawdust. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute and St. Louis Classical Guitar Society and has performed in concerts featuring MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran, as well as members of Eighth Blackbird and the Emerson String Quartet.
Flippin is currently working on his guitar ensemble Duo Noire's "Women of Guitar Commissioning Project." Launched with a grant from Manhattan's Diller-Quaile School of Music, Duo Noire has commissioned several of the top female composers of their generation to write for them and remedy the lack of gender diversity in classical guitar repertoire and programming. The project will culminate in a full length album and feature premiere recordings of works by: Clarice Assad, Courtney Bryan, Gabrielle Herbst, Golfam Khayam, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Gity Razaz, and Gabriella Smith.