Born in Paris in 1988, Thomas Dunford discovered the lute at the age of nine. He completed his studies in 2006 at the Conservatoire de Paris, when he obtained a unanimous 1st Prize with honors. Dunford has played recitals throughout the world and has made numerous solo or ensemble appearances in the most prestigious European festivals including Ambronay, Arc La Bataille, Bozar, La Chaise-Dieu, Nantes, Saintes, Utrecht and many others. His first solo CD Lachrimae recorded for the French label Alpha in 2012, was unanimously acclaimed by critics and was awarded the Caecilia prize of 2013, BBC Magazine calling him the “Eric Clapton of the lute”. His second CD « Labirinto d’Amore » was awarded the « Choc » from Classica magazine.