Sue Thomas was born in Merthyr Tydfil and began playing the flute at the age of ten. She studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and Manchester University with Trevor Wye and at the Royal Academy of Music with William Bennett.
Whilst at the Academy she won the Flute Prize and graduated with a DipRAM, the highest diploma awarded by the Academy. Her orchestral career has included work with all the main London orchestras and she is currently Sub-Principal Flute with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Recent solo engagements have included a performance of the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto with Rachel Masters and the City of London Sinfonia. Sue currently plays, with the aid of an Ian Fleming Scholarship, a Louis Lott flute, the flautists’ equivalent of a Stradivarius.