Thomas Flippin

“Sheer Musicality”



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

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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.

Flippin is also a frequent collaborator with Porgy and Bess national tour star Alicia Hall Moran, MacArthur Fellow Jason Moran, and the tour de force American Repertory Theater production The Black Clown. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Music and is an experienced mountaineer.

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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.

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Up Next:

7-24-7/27 - LINCOLN CENTER Mostly Mozart Festival presents: The Black Clown. @ Lynch Theater of John Jay College, NYC. Tickets.

8/23/2019 & 8/24/2019 - Duo Noire concerts at the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM. New York City 5pm.

11/16 & 11/17 2019- Flippin performs Concierto de Aranjuez with the Stamford Symphony. Stamford, Connecticut.

06/2020 - Duo Noire performs at the Guitar Foundation of America Convention. Indianapolis, IN.

Past Events:

3/30/19 - CARNEGIE HALL main stage - Two Wings: The Music of Black America in Migration w/ Jason & Alicia Hall Moran, Imani Winds, and more.

3/9/19 - Duo Noire with Quince Vocal Ensemble. DiMenna Center for Classical Music. NYC. 8pm.

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 reopened 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 Osilas Gallery w/ percussion (Yousif Sheronick) and violin (Emanouil Manolov). Works by Lauro, Harrison, Falla et al.

11/30 - Faculty recital. The Diller Quaile School of Music. 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.

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