Thomas Feng is a pianist and composer based in New York.
He performs principally works of modern and contemporary literature, including new works by living composers; notable engagements include collaborations with composers Eve Beglarian, Reiko Füting, and Nicky Sohn, as well as performances with Monday Evening Concerts, Wild Up, Unheard-of Ensemble, and video artists Patterson + Reckinger. An avid ensemble pianist, he has held the principal keyboard positions of the acclaimed American Youth Symphony and the UCLA Philharmonia, performed with countless chamber groups as a core member of Tactus (Manhattan School of Music) and Contempo Flux (UCLA). Most recently, Thomas joined the New York-based new music septet, Amalgama.
His own compositions represent an experimental approach toward expressive intimacy and warmth, and have garnered awards and recognition from such institutions as ASCAP (Morton Gould Award), UCLA School of Music (Hugo Davise Prize), Pacific Musical Society, and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts (YoungARTS), and performances by Verdant Vibes, Amalgama, Wild Up, Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Recent and upcoming endeavors include music for solo piano, and a new work for the soprano and double bass duo, Confluss.
Outside of performing and composing, Thomas is active as an accompanist, educator, and music editor. He is currently on the theory and ear training faculty of the Precollege Division of the Manhattan School of Music.
Thomas holds a BA in Music Composition, summa cum laude, from UCLA, where his primary teachers included Mark Carlson, Sean Friar, and Gloria Cheng, following formative pre-college studies with David Conte and Claude Monteux. He is currently pursuing an MM in contemporary performance at the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Margaret Kampmeier, Christopher Oldfather, and Anthony de Mare.