Meet Thomas Lorenzo
He is the son of Spanish immigrants that left behind fascism in the 1950s to start a new life in Australian democracy. He started playing the Spanish guitar at the age of 10 in a musical environment based on traditional Spanish music and the Australian 70s rock and pop scene. When Francisco Franco, the Spanish dictator, died and democracy was reconstituted in Spain, the family returned to Barcelona.
In Barcelona, Spain, he studied at the L´Aula de Musica del Conservatorio del Liceu. In 1989 he was selected as finalist at the yearly held festival: Muestra Nacional de Jóvenes Intérpretes del Ministerio de la Juventud Ibiza, Spain. In 1992 he graduated from Berklee College of Music, Boston, U.S.A, in Commercial Arranging under the supervision of Grammy award winner Robert Freedman.
In the field of music education, he has taught at the Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts, LIPA, U.K., “L´Aula de Musica Moderna y Jazz del Conservatorio de Liceo” and the “Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo”. He is also author of the music text book on arranging and orchestration commissioned by the S.G.A.E, El Arreglo un Puzzle de Expresión Musical 2005.
As a composer he has received the commission by the UK national arts lottery in 1997 to compose the suite called The Immigrant premiered at the Paul Mc Cartney Auditorium in Liverpool, UK.
He performs with Grammy award winner Alphonso Johnson, Walfredo Reyes (Santana), Dave Garfield (George Benson), Pepe Motos (Sarah Baras). Bruce Sugar (Ringo Star).