"Truly pathbreaking...greatly satisfying." - All Music
Thomas Flippin is a champion of new-music and equality in classical music. In 2018, his guitar ensemble, Duo Noire, released their internationally-acclaimed album, Night Triptych, featuring "truly pathbreaking" and "greatly satisfying" premiere recordings of works by diverse women composers they commissioned in 2015: GRAMMY-nominee Clarice Assad, Courtney Bryan, E.C.M Artist Golfam Khayam, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Gity Razaz, and Gabriella Smith.
Flippin is also a frequent collaborator with Porgy and Bess national tour star Alicia Hall Moran and MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran. He is the first African-American guitarist to graduate from the Yale School of Music and is an experienced mountaineer.