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 Born on May 4, 1994 in Marseille, he began playing the violin at the age of four and made his debut on stage as a soloist at a very early age. At the age of twelve, he won his first international competition in Italy and performed for the first time with orchestra. He won several prizes at the Ginette Neveu International Competition, the Rodolfo Lipizer International Competition, First Grand Prize at the Un Violon sur le Sable Competition, First Prize for Young Talent in the Île-de-France region, Audience Prize at the Festival Musical d'Automne des Jeunes Interprètes, the Banque Populaire Foundation and the Fondation de France Prize.


His first violin lessons were given by Frédéric Ladame in the south of France. He later introduced his student to Suzanne Gessner and Patrice Fontanarosa in Paris. At the age of 13, he was spotted by the great violinist Ivry Gitlis who very quickly detected in him a great musical potential and a rare talent endowed with great sensitivity. From this meeting, a great complicity was born between them. At the age of fifteen, he is introduced by him to the great pianist Martha Argerich who will invite him several times to the Lugano Festival. In 2012, he enters the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in the class of Roland Daugareil where he graduates with the highest honors by obtaining a first prize in violin. For a year, he left for Italy and perfected his skills with the Italian violinist Salvatore Acccardo, joining his class at the prestigious Chigiana Academy in Siena and studying in Cremona, the city of the violin. There he discovered the secrets of the Italian violin school and the legacy of the famous violinist Niccolo Paganini. Afterwards, he perfected his skills as a soloist with the violinist Renaud Capuçon in Lausanne.

He has also followed the teaching of great teachers in the field of chamber music, notably at the Seiji Ozawa Academy. He has already performed at the Théâtre du Châtelet, at the Palazetto Bru-Zane in Venice, at the Fondation Singer-Polignac, at the Folles Journées de Nantes and Ekaterinbourg in Russia, at the Salle Gaveau, during radio broadcasts on France Musique and France 3, at the Philharmonie de Paris during a tribute to Ivry Gitlis and in front of an audience of several tens of thousands during the festival "Un Violon sur le Sable". His first album produced in duo with pianist Pierre-Yves Hodique and entitled "Folk" is released in 2019 under the Mirare label. Selected as one of the 6 finalists for the prestigious Isaac Stern International Competition in Shanghai, he will play for the finals which will take place in 2022 in Shanghai, China.


Thomas Lefort plays a replica of an Antonio Stradivari violin dating from 1709 and made by Stephan Von Baehr.