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First Violin

Thorgy Thor is a New York City-based drag performance artist, professional musician, and event host who appeared on season eight of RuPaul’s Drag Race and All Stars Season Three. After spending her early years studying violin, viola, and cello, Thorgy Thor earned a dual degree in violin and viola performance. While studying at Hartt School of Music and Conservatory of Music at Purchase College, Thorgy also earned an honorary degree in Drag Ridiculousness, performing her original works Maitri and Pocket to Pocket and also starring in theater productions of Bad Splices and Psycho Beach Party. In 2018, Thorgy and the Thorchestra made its debut in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Thorgy has since made plans to take her Thorchestra show to audiences around the globe. Thorgy has appeared on Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle, where she showcased her violin skills in drag and has also been a repeat guest on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. She was also a special guest performer as part of Eliot Glazer’s Haunting Renditions in 2017. She appears in the new musical, Oh My God, Broadway, alongside Sally Struthers and Bonnie Milligan. Over the last few years, Thorgy Thor has had the pleasure of playing violin with many recording artists including Joey Arias, as well as performing with major orchestras, gracing the stages of Town Hall NYC, Le Poisson Rouge, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. She has been nominated for numerous accolades presented by the Glam Awards, Get Out Awards, Odyssey Magazine Awards, and the Brooklyn Nightlife Awards, winning the LEGEND award and taking home Best Group Show of the Year award at the Brooklyn Nightlife Awards and the Glam Awards, respectively. She makes her San Francisco Symphony debut at this performance.

(December 2018)