Kelly Thoma

Kelly Thoma was born in Piraeus in 1978. Since 1995, she has been studying the lyra with Ross Daly and very shortly thereafter has been travelling with him and his group, "Labyrinth" participating in concerts in Europe, Asia and Australia. She has taken part in many projects with musicians from various different traditions from other countries, a fact which has resulted in her development of a unique and very personal style of playing. Being a member of Labyrinth, she's had the chance to meet and play with many important musicians such as the Trio Chemirani, Dhruba Ghosh, Ballake Sissoko, Nayan Ghosh, Mehmet Erenler, Khaled Arman, Zohar Fresco,Hossein Arman, Goksel Baktagir, Yurdal Tokcan,Efren Lopez, Shubhankar Banerjee, Rufus Cappadocia, Pedram Khavar Zamini, Huun Huur Tu. She is a member of "Ross Daly Quartet", "Labyrinth Modal Ensemble", "White Dragon", "SEYIR", "Circle in the Crossroads", "IRIS", "Tokso International String Quartet" in Norway, "7 Lois Orchestra" in Portugal and many more.

Kelly Thoma has graduated from the English Literature department of the Athens University as well as from the "Rallou Manou" Dance School. She has performed with Ross Daly in many important venues and festivals such as: Theatre de la Ville (Paris ,2003, 2005, 2008), Queen Elizabeth Hall (London ,2000,2002), Melbourne Festival (Australia2001,2003) , Megaron Mousikis (Thessaloniki and Athens 2001 and 2005), Herodeon Theatre, CRR in Istanbul, Jerusalem Festival, and many others. Her debut album with her own compositions will be released in 2009.


Ross Daly's News

(02/24/15) “7Fish” new cd by Kelly Thoma

If music is an endless ocean of possibilities, this collection is but 7 one. Eight new compositions by Kelly Thoma rising from the depths of the ocean of music. Influenced by various modal traditions, Kelly and eleven exceptional musi...
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(09/26/14) The Other Side

After a long pause from recording, Ross Daly presents us with his new, self-released album, entitled “The other side” (August 2014). Featuring some of his closest collaborators of the past 10 years, the album is comprised of nine original composi...
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(02/06/10) “Anamkhara” by Kelly Thoma

Kelly Thoma's debut album entitled "Anamkhara" has been recently released. The word Anamkhara derives from the Irish Gaelic language and means "friend of the soul". ...
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(11/03/09) Ross Daly Seminar at Labyrinth

Ross Daly Music Group Seminar at Labyrinth Musical Workshop December 3-8, 2009 register at tel: 00302810741027   ...
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