Olga Thomas-Bosovskaya was born in Moscow, attended the famous Gnesin School for Gifted Children, giving her first public concert at the age of eight. Olga gained a PhD in Music and Dramatic Art at the renowned Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow.
Olga has composed and performed original music for various productions. She has worked with the BBC and RADA and with such actors and directors as the late Susannah York, the late Corin Redgrave, Sarah Miles, Nicholas Le Prevost, Peter Kavanagh, Francesca Annis, Juliet Stevenson, Bill Nighy.
Her compositions range from classical drama (Hedda Gabler, Cousin Bette) to murder mystery thrillers (Lady Audley’s Secret) to modern themes (The Country Girl, The Glass Menagerie).
Olga’s work includes: “The Douglas Suite”, written for the Douglas dynasty, whose friendship and support means so much to the composer, “Images for Drawings by Peter Falk”, “The Cherry Orchard”, directed by Peter Kavanagh for the BBC, “The Furniture Suite”, commissioned by John Bly of BBC’s Antiques Road Show and “Regent’s University London Theme”.
As the resident composer for Cruse Bereavement Care, Olga wrote Cruse’s anthem “Restoring Hope” and several pieces presented to Her Majesty The Queen, including “Themes of Life and Glory”, a tribute to The Queen Mother, “Celebration”, an orchestra piece written to mark the marriage of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the anthem “Jubilation” for the Diamond Jubilee, performed by The Band Of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth (Royal Band). They also recorded “Royal Lullaby”, a gift for the Royal Baby, and “Thank You Very March”, (both arranged by WO1 T. Hodge MBE RM).
Olga was privileged to present a CD of her compositions to Her Majesty The Queen at a special reception for Cruse’s Golden Jubilee held at St James’s Palace. Olga has recorded and released many of her pieces over the last few years. She was delighted when ‘Royal Platinum Love Song’, went straight to Number 1 in the iTunes Classical Music Charts. The single was to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness Duke of Edinburgh’s Platinum Wedding Anniversary. All proceeds went to Cruse Bereavement Care.
Olga went on to release a further single ‘Royal Hollywood Love Song’, which was to celebrate Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle. Olga achieved a top ten classical iTunes position in the charts and all monies raised also went to charity. Olga continued to deliver her passion for the Royal Family with many interviews taking place with the World’s media offering her expert opinion on Royal Music at weddings in general.
With the birth of baby Archie to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Olga celebrated by releasing a new ‘Royal Lullaby – Sing it Soft, Sing it Low’ featuring Russian soprano Maria Ostroukhova. This was featured on radio and in the national press.
At the end of 2018 Olga released a new EP ‘Royal Christmas with Olga Thomas’, which featured ‘That Is His Story’, a beautiful track which featured Daniel Koek and Joanna Forest. The EP also featured soprano Emily Haig on ‘Anno Domino’, which has been played on BBC Radio 2.
Olga’s most recent project saw her record a new single ‘By My Side’, featuring Joanna Forest on vocals which was released to celebrate Cruse Bereavement Care’s 60th Anniversary. The song’s lyrics were written by song writing power house Warwick & Young. The single went straight to Number One in the iTunes chart knocking pop royalty Ed Sheeran off the top position.
Once again all proceeds were for Cruse Bereavement Care. Olga is currently working with producer Fabio D’Andrea on two new tracks, which have been recorded in The Old Hit Factory in London. Watch this space for more news!
When Olga is not composing for Film, TV, Music and Charity projects she sometimes is able to undertake private commissions such as she did for the Douglas Family. She also has a busy private teaching schedule in London, where she teaches the piano to both adults and children across the capital many of which have had their names down on her waiting list for many years. All enquiries for her private tutorage and commissions should be sent to her management team.
Photograph by Theodore Wood