Born in 1988, Thomas Dunford discovered the lute at the age of nine and obtained a first prize at the Conservatoire National de Région of Paris in 2006. In 2006, he continued to study at the Schola Cantorum in Basel with Hopkinson Smith. He has performed in many prestigious festivals such as Ambronay, Saintes, Nantes, Sablé, La Chaise Dieu, Arc La Bataille and Utrecht but also in England, Ireland, Switzerland, Romania, Poland and Japan. He has also recorded with Jeni Melia, Christopher Goodwin, La Capella Mediterranea, l’Ensemble Clématis, and Monica Hugget. He regularly shares the stage with Ensemble A 2 Violes Esgales Pygmalion, La Cappella Mediterranea, Pierre Robert, Scherzi Musicali, the Irish Baroque Orchestra, the English Concert, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien.