Tuba player Thomas Allely hails from Christchurch, New Zealand. Thomas completed his undergraduate degree at Victoria University Wellington, and his postgraduate study in Australia with Steve Rosse of the Sydney Symphony, and also at DePaul University, Chicago, with Floyd Cooley of the San Francisco Symphony. In 2007, Thomas was appointed section principal tuba of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Thomas also teaches at the Queensland Conservatorium at Griffith University. Recent career highlights have included a solo appearance in the QSOs inaugural "Just Concerti" series giving the Australasian Premiere of the Samuel Jones Tuba Concerto, and presenting a recital of Australasian tuba music at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Linz Austria in 2012. In his spare time, Thomas enjoys reading and spending time with his wife Lisa, and son Ian.