Cellist Ronald Thomas attended the New England Conservatory of Music and the Curtis Institute. Since winning the Young Concert Artists International Auditions at the age of nineteen, Thomas has appeared with major symphony orchestras in the United States and has performed in recitals throughout the world. A former member of the Aeolian Chamber Players, he has been a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Tokyo String Quartet. He was the artistic director and co-founder of the Boston Chamber Music Society, which produced a number of acclaimed recordings. Thomas is the former principal cellist with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Mainly Mozart Festival, and previously served as a member of the artistic committee of Bargemusic in New York. He currently is the principal cellist and artistic director of the Chestnut Hill Concerts in Connecticut.