Thomas Stacy A native of Arkansas, Thomas Stacy began his pursuit of music at an early age. He began with the piano, then the violin, then the oboe; in junior high school he bought his first English Horn. He graduated with distinction from the Eastman School of Music in 1960. He also has performed with the San Antonio Symphony, the Santa Fe Opera and Aspen Festival.
Following his New York premiere of the Skrowaczewski Concerto, Harold Schonberg reviewed for the New York Times: "there was interest in the wonderfully accomplished playing of young Mr. Stacy. He must be the Heifetz, or maybe the Kreisler, of the English Horn, and he solved all problems with ease of technique, so unfaltering a lip, such innate musicality, that he swept all before him." Mr. Stacy is currently Solo English Hornist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra