Nicolas Thomson is a freelance musician based in Brisbane, Australia. He is currently under the tutorage of Jason Redman, Principal Trombone of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, where Nicolas is also a casual trombonist. Nicolas currently holds the principal trombone position for the Queensland Youth Symphony Orchestra, the bass trombone position Empty Chair Project Big Band; and has held various principal positions in the QLD Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Concertos Orchestra, Wind Orchestras, Big Band, and The Con Artists for 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Nicolas has been invited by Harvest Rain to perform in their productions of Hairspray (2013), Oklahoma (2013) and Guys and Dolls and Cats (2014) at the QLD Performing Arts Centre. Earlier in 2012 Nicolas had the opportunity to perform with the Darwin Symphony Orchestra in the Northern Territory for a special outdoor charity event. In 2013 and 2015, Nicolas attended the Australian Youth Orchestra National Music Camp, in which he was taught by some of Australia’s finest musicians. Nicolas most recently took part in the AYO’s February season for The Flying Dutchman, as principal trombone. Next year Nic will also depart across Europe and Asia with the Australian Youth Orchestra international tour as principal trombone.