Jennifer Thomas | Classical Pianist, Violinist, Composer, Songwriter
A versatile and multi award-winning American pianist, violinist, and composer, Jennifer Thomas performed as a soloist with symphonies and orchestras before striking out on her own as a successful recording artist in 2007. Jennifer's compositions and classical covers have found favor on the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts, and her music has been used in film, television, as well as in the sporting world as her music is a particular favorite in the international sport of figure skating and was featured in the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.
A native of Seattle, Washington, Jennifer began her formal musical training at home at the age of five — her mother is also a pianist and composer. She studied piano at Brigham Young University-Idaho, where she performed with the school’s piano ensemble and played violin in its symphony. Upon graduating, the in-demand multi-instrumentalist performed with Salt Lake City’s Murray Symphony, the Temple Square Concert Series, and the Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and worked for the Seattle Symphony in their educational department. During this time Jennifer began composing her own pieces, drawing on her deep knowledge of classical music to craft instrumental works that were both steeped in tradition, and experimental and cinematic.
Thomas has released 6 studio albums to date, the latest being The Fire Within featuring the English Session Orchestra recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, and Yamaha Entertainment in Nashville - which debuted at number three on the Billboard classical chart, number two on the Classical Crossover Chart, and #24 on the Heatseekers Chart (all genres).
Jennifer's music has been enjoyed in concert halls coast to coast from Carnegie Hall to Benaroya Hall both in solo format and with large symphony orchestras. Both her music and videos have garnered numerous awards and recognitions across the globe for her unique cinematic style, as well as earning over a half-billion worldwide streams on various streaming platforms, including being in the top 0.05% most listened to artists on Pandora. She is an active member of the Recording Academy (National Academy of Recording Arts Sciences), a member of the Alliance of Women Film Composers, an ASCAP member, and proud to be a Yamaha endorsed artist.
Jennifer produces all of her music independently, and is also represented by the Avex Entertainment Record Label in Asia.