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Conductor

The career of conductor and entrepreneur Marcel Thomas shows his extraordinary character and his diversity.
The clarinetist Marcel Thomas (AKA Marcel Geraeds) played in all major orchestras in the Netherlands including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. His windquintet ‘Farkas Quintet Amsterdam’ is the leading woodwind in the country.

The conductor Marcel Thomas started his career after winning the Macon international conductors competition in 2010. He became a conducting assistant of Jaap van Zweden with The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and Marc Soustrot with the Brabants Orkest as well as the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2012 Marcel conducted the Concertgebouw Open Orchestra and Choir and in 2014 he conducted and played the world première of his own holographic animation film on Coplands’ Clarinetconcerto in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
Marcel Thomas has worked with the Sofia Festival Orchestra, the Jena Symphony Orchestra, the Philips Orchestra, the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra and many more in the United States, China, Romania, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany and Hungary accompanying internationally known solists such as Lang Lang, Igor Roma, Corky Siegel, Miranda van Kralingen, Natalia Gabunia, Matthieu van Bellen, Johan van Iersel.

As an entrepreneur he developed music productions for a large audience, combining light and sound. His company Sonolux worked for the Concergebouw Amsterdam and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

Marcel Thomas

Music is my endless source of inspiration. Wether it is playing, conducting, teaching or inventing, the key element is the search of stories behind the music. Please visit my world and my passions.

Entrepreneur

The entrepreneur Marcel Thomas has a clear view. 'Reveal music through music'.
In times of unclarity and change we must find the expert of yourself to see the values in live and work. He became a Certified Action Learning Coach (CALC) and wrote multiple programs for companies with this philosophy. 
His company Artfullyminded combines music and business and has programs about conducting, teamplaying and the creative process. 

Realized innovation in art. That's Sonolux vision. In this production house, Marcel Thomas uses all his capacities to make beautiful experiences. He uses the most modern visual technics to create synergy between music and visuals.

Thomas' productions are intended for every layer of society. Like productions for children (Emoticoncert) for singles (Love Is On) or a Virtual Museum (Virtual Gallery) in a way matching the 21st century.

Contact

Marcel Thomas
General Management
Sonolux Ltd.
marcel@sonolux.nl
Photography: Rick Arnold

Marcel Thomas

Music is my endless source of inspiration. Wether it is playing, conducting, teaching or inventing, the key element is the search of stories behind the music. Please visit my world and my passions.

Conductor

After having graduated cum laude for his clarinet studies at the Brabants Conservatory and Hochschule für Musik Detmold, Marcel Thomas then continued his conducting studies with Georg Fritzsch.

Marcel participated in masterclasses given by Roberto Benzi, Jan Stulen, Claus Peter Flor, Marc Soustrot and Giacomo Gelmetti, courseleader at the famous summerschool “Academia Chigiana” in Siena.

In 2010 Marcel received first prize in the international conductors’ competition in Macon (USA) and conducted the Gwinneth Symphony Orchestra in 2011.

As conducting assistant Marcel Thomas has worked with both Jaap van Zweden with The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (from 1999 to 2002) and Marc Soustrot with the Brabants Orkest as well as the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2012 Marcel conducted the Concertgebouw Open Orchestra and Choir and in 2014 He conducted and played the world première of his own holographic animation film (link)on Coplands’ Clarinetconcerto in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

Marcel Thomas has worked with the Sofia Festival Orchestra, the Jena Symphony Orchestra, the Philips Orchestra, Amstel String orchestra, in the United States, China, Italy, France, Germany and Hungary accompanying internationally known solists such as Lang Lang, Igor Roma, Corky Siegel, Miranda van Kralingen, Natalia Gabunia, Matthieu van Bellen, Johan van Iersel.

Entrepreneur

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Marcel Thomas
+31.6.82626242
mail@marcelgeraeds.nl