Thomas Guldborg received his MMus in Percussion Performance from the Academy of Music in Aalborg. After graduating he went to Boston to study at New England Conservatory of Music, where he received his GradDip in Percussion Performance. While in Boston, Thomas worked extensively with acclaimed avant-garde pianist Stephen Drury. Together they performed Stockhausen???s Kontakte. Thomas was also the first recipient of the John Cage Memorial Award for New Music at New England Conservatory. In 1999 Thomas was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Centre, where he worked with Tan Dun and George Benjamin amongst others. In 2008 he joined the NZSO as associate principal percussion.