RadioNZ: Prokofiev

Composer of the Week: Prokofiev

In this Composer of the Week, Prokofiev’s Soviet Homecoming, Thomas Goss looks at perceptions of Prokofiev in Russia and the pressures and ideals that compelled him to return to Moscow from Paris in 1936. What he found was not necessarily what he expected.

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Thomas Goss is a professional composer and orchestrator with an international roster of clients. He has worked with such talents as Billy Ocean, Melanie C, Sharon Corr, and Nikki Yanofsky. His compositions, orchestrations, and crossover arrangements have been performed by such ensembles as Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and San Francisco Symphony Chamber Ensemble.

Thomas lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand, with his wife Erica and son Charlie, and one very unappreciative cat.

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