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Thomas Wimmer (Vienna) is an Austrian viola-da-gamba player and conductor of Accentus Austria. [1]

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Accentus Austria are an early music ensemble led by viola-da-gamba player Thomas Wimmer, founded in 1988.

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  1. Concerto: Das Magazin für Alte Musik - Volume 18 - Page 32 2001 "Der Wiener Thomas Wimmer ist ein flexibler Streicher. Aus der eigenen Beschäftigung mit den ... Mit seinem Ensemble Accentus hat er sich auf die spanische Renaissance spezialisiert. Da lösen sich aus den Akkorden der Orgel, des ..."