Biography: Kynan Horton-Thomas

Twenty-two year-old double-bassist Kynan Horton-Thomas, from Houston Texas, is enrolled at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a Music performance major under the tutelage of Derek Zadinsky. Mr. Horton- Thomas has attended summer festivals such as, Sewannee Summer Music Festival, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Domain Forget, and Texas Music festival. Kynan has performed in master classes with Mark Atherton, Hal Robinson, Sandor Ostlund, Ali Yazdanfar and Francois Rabbath. Previous teachers of Kynan have included Eric Larson and Paul Ellison. Kynan has also worked with David Moore, Etienne LaFrance, Nicholas Walker and Maximilian Dimoff. In addition to playing the Double Bass, Kynan likes to run, garden and read.