Jennifer Thomas is an American pianist, violinist, composer, performing artist, and recording artist. She was classically trained at Brigham Young University-Idaho, and started composing in 2003, later releasing her first debut album in 2007. Thomas has issued four albums, the latest 'Winter Symphony' released in November 2015.
Thomas is known for writing and performing piano-centered orchestral music from classical music to classical music crossover and cinematic orchestral. While most of her works are original, she also covers classical pieces as well as pop music and movie soundtracks. Thomas has also composed film scores, where she won the Gold Medal of Excellence in the 2011 Park City Film Music Festival for "Music in a Short Film" as well as a 2012 Hollywood Music in Media Award for "Best Film Score for Documentary/Short".
In 2012 Thomas was named Classical Crossover UK's "Female Artist of the Year".
Thomas' third album, "Illumination" won "Album of the Year" and "Artist of the Year" at the 2013 IMC Awards. In October 2015 "Illumination" also won the "Classical Song of the Year" International Music and Entertainment Association Award and the Enlightened Piano Radio Award for "Best piano album with instrumentation" at Carnegie Hall New York - where she performed live at the awards ceremony.
Winter Symphony - Jennifer Thomas (pianist) album Thomas' fourth album was released in November 2015. Mixed by 5 time Grammy Award winner Brian Vibberts, contributors included Grammy Award winner Ricky Kej and Youtube sensation Taylor Davis (violinist), players from the Utah Symphony, The Salt Lake Pops Orchestra, the Chochin Chamber Orchestra, and the Ensign Chorus. The album has received many favourable reviews, and has already won "Album of the Year (2015)" from music critic Michael Debbage. Following the album release, Thomas performed concerts at Salt Lake City, Atascocita, Texas and the Benaroya Hall Seattle.