Douglas Lilburn

Thomas Bedggood

Thomas Bedggood Thomas Bedggood is a Performer and Composer from Christchurch. Starting to play the violin at age 8, he has always had a love for writing music. In 2018 he began a Double Major in Performance and New Music at the University of Canterbury, studying under Professors Mark Menzies and Reuben de Lautour.

Thomas is interested in ethnomusicology and cultural influences within musical works, both classical and contemporary. His Volkstanze no. 3, awarded a Second place Lilburn Award in 2018, is part of a cycle of short violin works that explore musical material from Eastern and Northern Europe. As well as these solo works, Thomas enjoys writing for varied ensembles and genres, and learning the range of possibilities inherent in different instruments, pushing the boundaries of what an instrument can do.

(Updated March 2019)