Currently based in the United States, Thomas Foster is a graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, where he studied fortepiano with Geoffrey Govier, harpsichord and Clavichord with Robert Woolley, and continuo playing with Terrance Charlston. He also holds degrees in piano performance, having studied with Phyllis East and Sean Duggan; and in composition, having studied with Donald Bohlen.
Besides solo performing, Thomas is also an active continuo player, regularly participating in chamber music and orchestral performances. He has performed at venues including Queen Elizabeth Hall and in performances as part of the London Handel Festival and Sandwich Early Music Festival. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Amadeus Fortepiano Prize.
Thomas is also a composer and has written a wide variety of solo, chamber, choral, and orchestral music. He was the recipient of the Victoria Bohlen Composition Award in both 2004 and 2005.
Thomas is currently engaged in research in a number of areas: eighteenth-century compositional technique & pedegogy, classical period orchestration, and baroque & classical improvisation. In 2013, he co-founded the Fredonia Camerata, an early music ensemble based in Western New York.