Thomas Flippin

“Sheer Musicality”

-STEREOPHILE



TheorboWEBsophia.jpg
 
 

"Truly pathbreaking...greatly satisfying." - All Music

Flippin Headshot 3 WEB.jpg

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.

See Full Bio

 
 
 

Listen

 
 

Produced with GRAMMY-winner guitarist William Coulter and released in 2018 on the New Focus label, the critically-acclaimed album Night Triptych features six new works by highly accomplished and diverse women composers from around the world:

GRAMMY-nominee Clarice Assad, Courtney Bryan, ECM Artist Golfam Khayam, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Gity Razaz, and Gabriella Smith. Available at iTunesBandcampAmazon, Spotify and elsewhere.

Learn more.

 
first edits _8_R.jpg
 

LATEST NEWS:

3/30/19 - CARNEGIE HALL w/ Jason & Alicia Hall Moran

3/9/19 - Duo Noire with Quince Vocal Ensemble. NYC.

2/27/19 - The Metropolitan Club, NYC. Diller Quaile School of Music Annual Gala.

2/23/19 - Norton Museum w/ Alicia Hall Moran, Brandon Ross, and J.T. Lewis. Miami, FL.

2/14/19 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. Family Benefit celebrating the instruments gallery.

12/21/18 - Duo Noire’s album “Night Triptych” named Best of 2018 Contemporary Classical Music by I Care if You Listen.

11/1/18- Duo Noire feature article in newest Classical Guitar Magazine (Fall 2018), “Who’s Afraid of New Music.”

11/4/18 - @ Concordia College with percussion and violin.

11/30 - Solo @ the Diller Quaile School of Music in NYC.

8/31-9/23: Harvard's American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) production, The Black Clown, based on the poem by Langston Hughes. Featured in the Boston Globe

6-22-18 - ALBUM RELEASE: Duo Noire's NIGHT TRIPTYCH on New Focus Recordings.

Performance Archive

 

RECENT BLOG POSTS:

Name *
Name
second edits  2 copyWEB.jpg