Thomas Schrott was born in Milan to a German-Austrian family. After graduating from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan and the Mannes College of Music in New York, he attended master classes at the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Centre International de Formation Musicale in Nice, the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole. Aaron Rosand, Lewis Kaplan and Mauro Loguercio were among his teachers. He accumulated experience in chamber playing with the Trio di Trieste, Julius Levine, Edna Michell and Antonia Lavanne.
His extensive concert schedule led him to his native land as a guest at the Ravello Festival and the Biennale of Venice, as well as at La Scala in Milan and numerous other opera houses.
For over a decade he was leader of the Sentieri Selvaggi modern music ensemble in Milan and guest leader of the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, the Stresa Festival Orchestra (under Gianandrea Noseda), the Milano Classica chamber orchestra, Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia and many others.
He has performed as a soloist with the Moldova Symphony Orchestra, the Filarmonica Mihail Jora Bacau, the Orchestra della Sagra Musicale Umbra, the Concentus Musicus Parma and the Bombay Chamber Orchestra.
He has made TV and radio recordings for RAI 2, RAI Radio3, Euroradio, Radio Popolare and New York Public Radio, as well as various CDs.
Thomas Schrott and the Lucerne Festival Strings
Appointed by Rudolf Baumgartner, the founder of the Lucerne Festival Strings, Thomas Schrott has been a pillar of the ensemble for many years. He has also given solo performances with the orchestra, playing a Nicolò Amati instrument of 1675 on loan from the Lucerne Festival Strings Foundation.