Thomas Füry is a soloist in the ARIA Quartet, Basel and a teacher at the 'Hochschule für Musik Basel' (Basel School of Music). He was born into a musical family in the year 1974 in Bern and studied with his father Erich Füry, Max Rostal at the 'Hochschule für Musik Bern' (Bern School of Music) and Ivan Galamian at the Juilliard School in New York. After seven years as a concert master in Koblenz (Germany), Lausanne and Basel (1973-80) Thomas Füry became the leader of the renowned 'Camerata Bern' and remained so for fourteen years (1979-93). During the years 1980 to 1991 Thomas Füry taught at the Music schools of Winterthur and Zurich. From 1985 until 2000 he performed as the standing violinist with the quintet 'I Salonisti' (which became famous through the film Titanic!). His CD and LP recordings are numerous on such labels as DGG, EMI, Decca, Denon, Erato, Novalis etc. In 1993 Thomas Füry received the music prize offered by the canton of Bern, he plays a violin from G.B.Guadagnini / Parma 1761 (Viola G.B.Gabrielli / Firenze 1761).