Thomas Allely

Principal Tuba

Music Chair supported by:
Arthur Waring

Thomas Allely

Tuba player Thomas Allely hails from Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Thomas completed his undergraduate degree at Victoria University Wellington, and his postgraduate study in Australia with Steve Rosse of the Sydney Symphony, and also at DePaul University, Chicago, with Floyd Cooley of the San Francisco Symphony.

Having previously held positions with the Wellington Sinfonia, Central Band of the Royal New Zealand Airforce, and the DePaul Screamin’ Demons Pep Band, Thomas was appointed Section Principal Tuba of Queensland Symphony Orchestra in 2007. Thomas also teaches at the Queensland Conservatorium at Griffith University. 

In his spare time, Thomas enjoys going to the gym, reading obscure science fiction novels, and practicing macrame. 

Thomas’ pronouns are he/him.