Solo Cor Anglais – The Royal Danish Orchestra; Budapest Festival Orchestra; Former Principal Cor Anglais – Opera Australia Orchestra; Former – Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Denmark
Australian Hometown: Sydney
Education: Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Rixon Thomas is today one of the world’s leading Cor Anglais players. A graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, he has had tenure positions in Sydney Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, Copenhagen Phil, The Opera Australia Orchestra and is currently solo English Horn in the worlds’ oldest orchestra – Det Kongelige Kapel (The Royal Danish Orchestra). Rixon also performs with the Australian World Orchestra and Budapest Festival Orchestra.
As a teacher he gives classes to students around the world, and in 2017 Rixon joined the faculty of the Orchestra of the Americas.
In 2018 Rixon became an Artist sponsored by the German instrument maker – Mönnig.
In 2022 Rixon was invited to play in the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra in Germany, performing the famed solo in Wagner’s “Tristan and Isolde” on stage and in costume. As this is the largest solo for Cor Anglais he is now considered one of the world’s top interpreters of this solo. The following year he was re-invited to Bayreuth to play the Tannhäuser solo as well as Tristan and Isolde.
He lives in Copenhagen with his wife and 3 children with close contact to Australia.
Last updated 2023