Thomas Flippin

Classical Guitarist


Both acclaimed soloists who have performed around the world, Duo Noire fuses the classical guitar talents of Thomas Flippin & Christopher Mallett to make new arrangements of uncommon repertoire and commission some of the leading composers of their generation. Their upcoming album "Night Triptych" will be released on New Focus Recordings in June 2018 and will feature premiere groundbreaking recordings of works by women: Clarice Assad, Courtney Bryan, Golfam Khayam, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Gity Razaz, and Gabriella Smith. It's the culmination of their "Women of Guitar Commissioning Project"  to make guitar repertoire more gender inclusive.

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The spiritual successor to Alicia Hall Moran's critically acclaimed Motown Project, of which Flippin was an original member, Black Wall Street is the musical exploration of race, class, and their connections from the 1921 race riots in Tulsa Oklahoma's Black Wall St. district to the modern day. Black Wall St. fuses jazz, blues and classical music in remarkable ways and with an array of first-rate musicians: Jason Moran (piano), Brandon Ross (electric gtr), Gene Peters (Historian), and more. 

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Bridge Arts Ensemble:


One of the top musical outreach programs in the United States, Flippin has worked with the Bridge Arts Ensemble (B.A.E.)  since 2015. BAE has a roster of world-class NYC instrumentalists and musical theater performers who form into teams and visit schools in upstate NY; providing concerts, masterclasses, and lectures to thousands of students each year. 

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